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Re: mipsel in debian-installer?

Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-03-16 23:19:26 +0100, Thiemo Seufer <ica2_ts@csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>
> wrote in message <[🔎] 20040316221926.GA6364@rembrandt.csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>:
> > Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> > > I was wondering if anyone was working on this; at the moment debian-installer
> > > doesn't support mipsel, and time is running out.
> > Karsten Merker works on it, with me occasionally helping a bit.
> > Most of the things needed are already there, the current showstopper
> > is the broken keyboard/keymap support for LK201/LK401 keyboards in
> > unstable. Will be fixed soon.
> I'm using my new (input api / serio) lk[24]01 keyboard driver each day
> on my Athlon. Works great and doesn't have keymap problems since it can
> now just use i386/PC keyboard layout (as all new keyboard drivers do).

It's not a kernel problem, the installer insists in successfully loading
a keymap, even if there's only the in-kernel one available.

> Though, dz.c possibly needs to be updated to provide it's own serio
> interface or you need to use "inputattach" (with a small patch to make
> the new kbd known) to attach the keyboard after boot-up.

Switching the installer in late beta to a completely untested
(on mipsel) 2.6 kernel is not an option, IMHO.


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