Re: Xorg 7 on sparc64
On Tuesday 20 June 2006 11:30, Stuart Brady wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 19, 2006 at 11:02:56PM -0400, Steve Pacenka wrote:
> > After installing xserver.xorg, the generated xorg.conf file was good for
> > ATI video. It needed a keyboard touchup to use the correct map
> > ("sun(type5)" instead of "sun") and I don't yet have Ctrl-Alt-Fn key
> > switching among vts. It assumed a low performance monitor.
> That's odd. I'm using pc105, and it works. The input layer in
> Linux 2.6 convert to the PC scancodes now. Are you sure xorg isn't just
> using default rules?
I accepted the defaults presented by xserver-xorg's bare metal setup, which
for "$ARCH" = "sparc" is XkbRules = "sun" and XkbModel = "type5".
I'm incorrect about using XkbRules = "sun(type5)". That may be correct for
kernel 2.4 but it is wrong for 2.6. The correct values when using a type 5
keyboard and kernel 2.6 are XkbRules = "xorg" and XkbModel = "pc105".
Welcome back Ctrl-Alt-Fn. (These same values worked with 6.9, so upgraders
may not be affected by the suboptimal Debian config script in xserver-org.)
The problem is that xserver-xorg's Debian config script sets poor default
keyboard rules for Sparc kernel 2.6. It uses (excuse pidgin shell)
if architecture is sparc
default XkbRules = sun
default XkbRules = xorg
It could improve its defaults for Sparc and for non-Sparc 2.4 kernel users by
if kernel <= 2.4
sparc) Xkbrules = sun
someotherarchitecture) XkbRules = otherarcpopularkeyboard
*) Xkbrules = xorg
Xkbrules = xorg
-- thanks, SP