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

On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 06:36:08PM +0100, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> > 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).
> Could anyone prove this and tell the exact reason of the problem?
> Problem of console-tools? Anything that can or should be fixed in
> boot-floppies for Woody?
> Please keep Cc'ing to debian-boot or me.

Hmm, well I'm not as well versed in console-tools (or anything for that
matter) as I should be but...

I think it is not a problem with console tools, as it can be configured
to keep the kernel keymap later.

Perhaps an option in boot-floppies to not touch the keymap for people
like me who have very odd input devices (the keyboard is from an Apple
//gs; I like it because it is very compact).  It may not be worth fixing
though; I don't imagine very many people use those particular keyboards.
I believe the same model was also used on some 68k macs from maybe
1989?-1993?  I can get you the model number when I get home if you need

I wish I know more about these things so I could submit better
information...  If you would like me to obtain information using my box
and send it to you, I'd be happy to, just let me know what you would
like done.

I can probably dig up another scsi device somewhere and install again if
more details in that regard would help.

Thanks for your time.

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