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Re: Sparc Ultra 10 Potato keyboard setup

    Hi guys,

    I solved the keyboard problem. Just in case of anybody have the same problem, i
discovered my keyboard right configuration using xkeycaps program. It's a type5/PC
one. So a tried to configure the /etc/X11/XF86Config file, and after try a lot of
comand lines, the keyboard is working fine.
    The correct /etc/X11/XF86Config configuration to my Ultra 10 keyboard is:

        XkbRules    "sun"
        XkbModel    "type5_PC"
        XkbLayout    "us"
        XkbCompat  "compat/complete"
        XkbTypes    "types/complete"
        XkbKeycodes    "sun(type5)"
        XkbGeometry    "sun(type5)"
        XkbSymbols      "sun/us(sun5)"

    It's "just" necessary to change or add these lines on XF86Config file.
    Best regard,

    Renato Guedes

Renato Braga de Lima Guedes wrote:

>     Hi friends,
>     First of all, i would like to say thanks to your helpfull e-mails. They put
> me on the rigth way to solve my keyboard and mouse problems.
>     I already solved the mouse trouble. After a lot of racking, I readed in
> Debian-sparc list that a french guy had the same problem and solved it just
> removing the GPM program. I did it  and made the sunmouse device again and my
> mouse became OK.
>     But unfortunately my keyboard is still bad configured, even after a couple
> of strugle days of work on it. Following Gabor's tip, a instaled xkeycaps, and
> after setup de mouse a was able to try to configure the keyboard. At a first
> moment i found out that it was a Sun type 5/PC (because of it lay-out) but the
> keys remained unconfigured. The  keyboard test screem of xkeycaps shown that
> there were erros on keyboard configuration. So a tryed to configure de
> /etc/X11/XF86Config using the Crumley's tip as is writen bellow. In fact, a just
> changed de XkbRules to sun, the XkbModel to type5 and the XkbLayout to us. I
> din't change the identifier, driver and option corekeyboard because i didn't
> find it on file. After change those settings I tryed the xkeycaps test screen
> again and the keyboard was correctly identified as type 5/PC keyboards (the
> rigth leters appears on test screen as they were pressed on keyboard). So a
> saved this configuration and modified the /root/.bashrc file to load
> /root/.xmodmap during the login process.  So i though i had solved my problem
> but i realized that the keys configurations still remains wrong in the X
> enviroment even after the xmodmap file had been loaded during the X Windows load
> process.
>     I beg your pardon if i am anoying you with these questions but i already
> lost a lot of time to solve these problems. I had i Slink on this machine and i
> never thougth that Potato install process would be so complicaded. I have been
> using Potato on my personal computer at home and i had no any problem with it.
> Anymay i'm very disapointed with this Potato Sparc. It seems that Debian people
> don't care about testing the OS to these machines.
>     Best regards,
>     Renato Guedes
> Jim Crumley wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 14, 2001 at 10:54:32AM -0300, Renato Braga de Lima Guedes wrote:
> > >     Guys,
> > >
> > >     I had used Debian Slink on my Sun Ultra 10 free of problems, but now
> > > I am trying to install the Debian Potato (2.2 r 2)  and i'm having a lot
> > > of trouble to configure my mouse and my keyboard to X enviroment.
> > >     The keyboard works OK out of the X enviroment, but whem the X is
> > > turned on the keyboard seems to change some characters. For example, the
> > > character "c" appear when the ENTER key is pressed. I saw, during the
> > > instalation process, that  a kind of X-Windows filter program is
> > > instaled and a keyboard options screen appear. In fact, I am not sure
> > > about wich keyboard select from that list. Since my keyboard is common
> > > Sun one (QWERTY with nothing special) I have tried the Suns Keyboad
> > > standart options, with no success.
> >
> > You need to get the right keyboard set in your XF86Config file.
> > If your using XFree 4.x then put the following section in
> > your XF86Config file:
> > Section "InputDevice"
> >         Identifier  "Keyboard0"
> >         Driver      "keyboard"
> >         Option          "CoreKeyboard"
> >         Option          "XkbRules"      "sun"
> >         Option          "XkbModel"      "type5"
> >         Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"
> > EndSection
> >
> > (Your keyboard might be a type4 or type6, but I think that Ultra 10s
> > usually come with type 5s).  If your using XFree 3.x you'll have to check
> > list archives (as someone else suggested) since I don't remember the
> > syntax for the config file in that case.
> >
> > >     The mouse problem is more challenger because there are few options
> > > during the instalation process and I already have tryed all of them. Due
> > > to a instalation bug, a had to make the simbolic link from /dev/mouse to
> > > /dev/ttyS0 (I tryed to do it to /dev/ttyS1 too) that it's necessary to
> > > start the X Windows enviroment, and it was OK, no problems.
> >
> > Don't link /dev/mouse to /dev/ttyS0.  On most Suns, the mouse device
> > is /dev/sunmouse.
> >
> > > But when the
> > > X Windows is turned on (the graphical screen appears OK) the mouse
> > > pointer does not move. I don't know what to do. This damn mouse worked
> > > OK with Slink for almost two years and this problem is becaming very
> > > boring. My mouse is a Sun mouse, with 3 butons, and it's connected to
> > > keyboard trougthout a rounded conector. The keyboard is connected to
> > > computer trougthout a rounded connector too. I suspect that it is a PS/2
> > > mouse (due to round conector) but I already have selected this options
> > > and things didn't became better. I readed in the Debian.org home page
> > > that there are some bug reports about PS/2 mouses but I couldn't find a
> > > solution to this problem.
> >
> > I think somebody else covered this part.
> >
> > Hope this helps.
> >
> > --
> > Jim Crumley                  |
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