Trying out 2.6 Was: Re: Mac Keyboard Issues in X
Brad Boyer wrote:
> On Fri, May 04, 2007 at 10:59:57PM -0500, Joel Ewy wrote:
>> So is did Debian transition from XF86 3.x to 4.x with Woody? Is it
>> reasonable to think that the issue might lie in the 4.x ADB keyboard
>> driver? Does Etch switch from XF86 to xorg? Any reason to think that
>> might work any better? Anybody else running X on a Mac who can confirm
>> this behavior?
> Yes, Debian appears to have switched versions between potato and woody.
> I don't know about how the ADB was handled in X back in those days,
> but with a 2.6 kernel ADB is using the normal input layer in the kernel.
> This should make it act the same in X as a PC style keyboard. I haven't
> tried it myself, however.
> Brad Boyer
I think all I've ever used on the Mac was 2.2 kernels. I'm a bit afraid
that moving to a 2.6 kernel will break all my hardware, but it's
certainly worth a try. It's too bad 2.6 has broken serial.
So which kernel should I try? Is there a particular one people would
like feedback on? How about one of Christian Steiges' from here:
http://people.debian.org/~cts/debian-m68k/linux-image/ ? I looks like
ljmoore had some success with 2.4.18-4 on a Quadra. I see Finn Thain
has his own 188.8.131.52: http://www.telegraphics.com.au/~fthain/riccardo/
Any special advice on getting either of these running on a Q840av (2m
VRAM / 128M RAM) or Q630 (56M RAM) with Sarge? I noticed from his post
on this list that ljmoore had to change some things in /etc/rcS.d...