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Re: USB keyboard & mouse on Sun Ultra 5 w/PCI USB card

On Fri, 2004-12-10 at 00:09 -0800, Blars Blarson wrote:
> In article <200412091707.29095.dejonsen@implantsciences.com> 
> dejonsen@implantsciences.com writes:
> >I have it connected to a 4-port USB KVM switch, and I bought and installed a 
> >Belkin F5U219 3-port (2 external, 1 internal) USB 2.0 PCI card so that I can 
> >use the USB keyboard & mouse instead of the Sun keyboard and mouse, which  I 
> >would really like to get off of my desk.
> >
> >For the life of me, I cannot get the sparc to accept input from either the USB 
> >keyboard (Microsoft Internet Keyboard Pro) or the USB mouse (Kensington 
> AFAIK there is no way to get a usb keyboard working as a console on
> any sun that did not ship with a usb keyboard.

Well you know wrong then ;).

I have a u10 with an add-in USB PCI card, and I use my USB keyboard on
it without a hitch... the problem I've noticed is that you can't use

Enable support for hid and usbkbd built as modules (Yes, BOTH).  If the
mouse doesn't work, you are probably affected by this bug and will need
both (workaround for the problem is detailed on the bug report):

Disable support for the sun keyboard or build it as a module but don't
load it.

You will not be able to interact with OpenBootPROM with the USB
keyboard, so make sure you keep the sun keyboard connected for that.

Jeremy Huddleston <eradicator@gentoo.org>

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