Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
[solved][ultra sparcstation 5] keyboard pb:correction not OK
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo on Sparc
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
francoisp31
n00b
n00b


Joined: 12 Aug 2005
Posts: 24
Location: Toulouse (france)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:44 am    Post subject: [solved][ultra sparcstation 5] keyboard pb:correction not OK Reply with quote

Hello all,

Yesturday I started installing gentoo 2005.0 on the sparcstation,
I get keyboard problems on xorg (working in shell). (mouse is working well)

I found in "sticky" topic some instructions to solve the problem.

I followed this :
Quote:
Part of the difficulties arise because xorg.conf is not compatible between kernels for keyboards and mice. First of all, before posting configuration difficulties, please keep the following points in mind:


* With kernel 2.4, xorg-x11 must be built on a kernel 2.4 system.
* With kernel-2.4:

o Your keyboard driver must be 'keyboard';
o Your keyboard looks like a sun keyboard to xorg;
o Your mouse is /dev/sunmouse;
o Your mouse's protocol is Mousesystems.


then problem apears while I ran X. so I tryed to use this solution
Quote:
there is also available a Gentoo-specific patch at http://bugs.gentoo.org Bug 61940, patchid=63633. If you wish to try this out, please see that Bug and follow the instructions at Comment 24.


Therefore The problem is still the same.
I'm using a type 5 keyboard....
I also have some type 4 keyboards, if I connect a type 4 keyboard (as solution for a few days), will I still have problems ?

regards
_________________
merci @+


Last edited by francoisp31 on Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:38 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ferris
Retired Dev
Retired Dev


Joined: 13 Jan 2003
Posts: 426
Location: N. Virginia (USA)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently, there is a problem with the binary distribution of xorg-x11 on 2005.0 and kernel 2.4.xx: See https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=92122

There are two solutions to that particular problem: (1) just 'emerge xorg-x11' on your system with /usr/src/linux pointing to a 2.4.xx kernel; (2) Convert to kernel-2.6.xx (which should work without difficulty on a U5).

No, using type 4 keyboard will not help.

Now, it is not completely clear from your post whether or not you have rebuilt xorg-x11 (to apply that patch, you must); with that patch, the keyboard failure with 'kbd' driver is fixed. There can still be issues of your xorg.conf does not match your actual keyboard --- a not uncommon problem arises from having a keyboard with a layout for country A, but specifying it as a country B keyboard (Scandinavian or French keyboards specified as US-English seems to be a common oversight.). Beyond this, it is hard to guess what might be going on without a little more information.

Hope this gives you some ideas;
Regards,
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
francoisp31
n00b
n00b


Joined: 12 Aug 2005
Posts: 24
Location: Toulouse (france)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

finaly I now use 2.6 kernel & problem is solved.
but the first solution absolutly not solved the problem. even after rebuild of X11
_________________
merci @+
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo on Sparc All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum