Re: Ultra10, keyboard with 2.6.9
In article <20041103144621.GA3211@perkamentus>
>When I try to boot my Ultra10 with a 2.6.9 kernel everything is fine
>until the end. When X is starting it fails, because there's no core
>pointer. But not just core pointer is missing, I cannot use my
>keyboard (SUN Type 6). Even Stop-A is not working.
>With a 2.4.27 (deb-package) everything is working great, so there is
>something wrong with my 2.6 config (manually). What do I need to
>enable to get my keyboard and mouse working with a 2.6?
>Any pointers are welcome.
The sparc 2.6 kernel remaps the keyboard to appear to be a pc keyboard
and the mouse to appear to be a ps2 mouse. This broken misbeaviour
(breaking installed systems, reducing functionality) was a deliberate
desision of the kernel upstream.
After booting the 2.6 kernel, ssh in and "dpkg-reconfigure
console-common" to a pc keymap. Edit your xfree86-config file to have
a ps2 mouse.
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