Xorg over Linux Virtual Framebuffer Driver

Leandro Galvez galvez.andy at cassis-intl.com
Thu Nov 13 19:25:53 PST 2008

Thank you Daniel, I've check my directory and /dev/tty2 is there. But I 
think it's a non existent device. About this virtual console, do I need to 
point the virtual console to my /dev/fb0? If so, how do I do it? I even 
tried ln to make the tty2 to my fb0. But it doesnt seem to work. When I do 
this it only throws me a fatal error saying "VT_ACTIVATE failed: invalid 

Thanks and best regards,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel Stone" <daniel at fooishbar.org>
To: "Leandro Galvez" <galvez.andy at cassis-intl.com>
Cc: <xorg at lists.freedesktop.org>
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: Xorg over Linux Virtual Framebuffer Driver

> On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 10:24:34AM +0800, Leandro Galvez wrote:
>>   Fatal server error:
>>   xf86OpenConsole: Cannot open virtual console 2 (No such file or 
>> directory)
> Normally I wouldn't reward posting four mails in the space of an hour or
> something equally pathological (please never do that to anyone again),
> but the problem is, at a guess, that your filesystem doesn't have
> /dev/tty2.
> Cheers,
> Daniel

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