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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:14 am    Post subject: sun keyboard wasn't working(type5) Reply with quote

Hello all,
pls help me! thx
my console keyboard wasn't working.

Ultra 5 , sun type 5 keyboard

#uname -a
Linux mail 2.6.17-gentoo-r5 #1 Fri Dec 29 10:25:43 CST 2006 sparc64 sun4u GNU/Linux

#cat /etc/conf.d/keymaps
# /etc/conf.d/keymaps
# Use KEYMAP to specify the default console keymap. There is a complete tree
# of keymaps in /usr/share/keymaps to choose from.
# Should we first load the 'windowkeys' console keymap? Most x86 users will
# say "yes" here. Note that non-x86 users should leave it as "no".
# The maps to load for extended keyboards. Most users will leave this as is.
#EXTENDED_KEYMAPS="backspace keypad euro"
# Tell dumpkeys(1) to interpret character action codes to be
# from the specified character set.
# This only matters if you set UNICODE="yes" in /etc/rc.conf.
# For a list of valid sets, run `dumpkeys --help`

#cat /etc/rc.conf
# /etc/rc.conf: Global startup script configuration settings
# UNICODE specifies whether you want to have UNICODE support in the console.
# If you set to yes, please make sure to set a UNICODE aware CONSOLEFONT and
# KEYMAP in the /etc/conf.d/consolefont and /etc/conf.d/keymaps config files.
# Set EDITOR to your preferred editor.
# You may use something other than what is listed here.
# What display manager do you use ? [ xdm | gdm | kdm | entrance ]
# XSESSION is a new variable to control what window manager to start
# default with X if run with xdm, startx or xinit. The default behavior
# is to look in /etc/X11/Sessions/ and run the script in matching the
# value that XSESSION is set to. The support scripts are smart enough to
# look in all bin directories if it cant find a match in /etc/X11/Sessions/,
# so setting it to "enlightenment" can also work. This is basically used
# as a way for the system admin to configure a default system wide WM,
# allthough it will work if the user export XSESSION in his .bash_profile, etc.
# NOTE: 1) this behaviour is overridden when a ~/.xinitrc exists, and startx
# is called.
# 2) even if ~/.xsession exists, if XSESSION can be resolved, it will
# be executed rather than ~/.xsession, else KDM breaks ...
# Defaults depending on what you install currently include:
# Gnome - will start gnome-session
# kde-<version> - will start startkde (ex: kde-3.0.2)
# Xsession - will start a terminal and a few other nice apps

#cat /usr/src/linux/.config

Thanks && Regards!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple things come to mind. First, you shouldn't need to specify KEYMAP=xxx in rc.conf at all. Second, I'm pretty sure "us" is not a unicode font. A quick test of that would be just to use UNICODE="no".

Something else to check is /etc/conf.d/consolefont and play with the entries there (like CONSOLETRANSLATION). I know this has come up before somewhere, and I believe it was unicode related, but I don't recall the solution.

Sorry I don't have a definite solution, but I think checking UNICODE="no" is a good quick test.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have almost the exact same config as me except your unicode setup. My unicode is set to NO. There is a note about making sure you have a unicode consolefont so maybe this is your issue. I agree with ferris though, a quick test would be to turn unicode off and see if the keyboard works again.

I have a Ultra 10 with a sun type 6 keyboard (configured as a type 5)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Set your serial drivers to built-in instead of as a module and see if that helps.
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