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Bug#182642: boot-floppies: boottime keymap makes 88 key adb keyboard unusable on oldworld powermac

Package: boot-floppies
Version: unavailable; reported 2003-02-26
Severity: important

When the box reboots after initial base system install, a boottime
keymap is loaded that seems to cause my old 88 key adb keyboard to be
mapped wrong (using the qwerty/us keymap).

The solution I have found is to use the shell on VT2 to remove the
/target/etc/init.d/keymap.sh script (or just move it out of the way) so
that the kernel keymap is kept on reboot.  Once console-tools or console
date (whichever it is that allows you to select a more specific keymap)
is configured, a working keymap (that is KERNEL) can be chosen.

This problem arose when manually editing the sources list at install
time to point to unstable rather than stable.  I do not know if the
problem appears if stable or testing are installed instead.

The system used is a power macintosh 8500/G3@300 (xlr8), though I doubt
that has any bearing on the problem, as an apple extended 101 key adb
keyboard does not exhibit the same problem.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: powerpc
Kernel: Linux Galadriel 2.4.20-rc1-ben0 #12 Thu Nov 21 03:40:36 EST 2002 ppc

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