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Q: Problem with the keyboard (not under X) and other questions

Hi everybody,

I have just managed to install The Hurd on my PC and I have a slight
problem with my keyboard. We use a UK keyboard and the default one is a US
I have installed the console-common and console-data packages, so I have
the install-keymaps executable and the uk.kmap.gz file. Unfortunately, we I
run "install-keymap /usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwerty/uk.kmaps.gz", it throws
the following error to me:
"Warning: no console utilities installed yet. differing keymap setting
until either console-tools or kbd is installed."

My problem is that I can't find neither the console-tools package nor the
kbd package. Does anyone have any idea how to fix that problem?

Secondly, I have read a few mail on that list about the drivers in the
GNUmach kernel. I think one of the interests of The Hurd is its modularity.
The following idea might have been already thought of or considered, so
please don't shoot me straight away: would it be possible to implement each
single driver as a server in kernel space? One of the advantage of The Hurd
over monolithic kernel is the implementation of functionality like
filesystem as a server is user-space, and I was wondering if it would be
possible to reuse that philosophy for the kernel drivers. Any thought?

Thirdly, I walked through the mailing list last night and I still can't
understand which kernel I should use: it seems that The Hurd is fairly easy
to install using GNUmach but that all the development is happening on
OSKit-mach. What is the exact status? What should I use if I want to do
some development?

Thank you very much for your time and keep up the good work. I think The
Hurd is a great idea and that the work you are all doing the



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