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Re: Bug#521865: linux-image-2.6.29-1-powerpc: keyboard not working at all

* Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda@deb.at> [2009-04-28 14:30:09 CEST]:
> * Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda@deb.at> [2009-04-20 12:07:24 CEST]:
> > Version: 2.6.29-2
> > * Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda@debian.at> [2009-03-30 17:42:39 CEST]:
> > >  Upgrading to 2.6.29-1 did cause several problems:
> > > 
> > > - The keyboard didn't react to any key pressed
> > > - An external usb keyboard didn't react to any key pressed neither
> > > - external mouse did receive power (optical red light was there) but
> > >   cursor didn't move

 I seem to have found a culprit somehow but don't know where it comes
from. 2.6.29 has hid_apple but that module failed to load for me.
modprobe -v told me that it tries to "insmod /lib/.../hid.ko pb_fnmode=2"
but that module doesn't like that parameter so it fails.

 Now I'm wondering where that might come from. And strangely it seems to
have hooked itself into /etc/yaboot.conf:


 Now I wonder
a.) how it actually ended up in there (though, not really that
interesting), but rather
b.) what the correct append option for 2.6.29 would be to switch to. I
do want to have my function keys work as normal function keys and not
have to press the fn additionally to get that.

 Thanks - I guess that I found the append line as reasoning means that I
can close the bug report, though the issue isn't closed completely for
me yet.

 So long!

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