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Re: Type5 keyboard with kernel version 2.6.x

On Tue, 1 Nov 2005 11:04:50 +0100, Jan-Benedict Glaw
<jbglaw@lug-owl.de> wrote:

>On Mon, 2005-10-31 15:50:24 -0600, Marc Mandel <mse512000@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> OK. I upgraded from 2.4.x to 2.6.12 and now my keyboard is dorked both
>> inside of and outside of X.org....
>You're probably loading a new key mapping during bootup. Don't do
>that, or load the one for PC105 keyboards.

My first thought was "How the heck do I do that?"
Well, a little google searching and I found the following link:


In the spirit that this may be useful to someone else, here is the
relevent portion:

5.2.1 Keyboard configuration

The most invasive change in the 2.6 kernels is a fundamental change of
the input layer. This change makes all keyboards look like "normal" PC
keyboards. This means that if you currently have a different type of
keyboard selected (e.g. a USB-MAC or Sun keyboard), you will very
likely end up with a non-working keyboard after rebooting with the new
2.6 kernel. 

If you can SSH into the box from another system, you can resolve this
issue by running dpkg-reconfigure console-data, choosing the option
"Select keymap from full list" and selecting a "pc" keyboard. 

If your console keyboard is affected, you will probably also need to
reconfigure your keyboard for the X Window System. You can do this
either by running dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 or by editing
/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 directly. Don't forget to read the documentation
referred to in Things to do before rebooting, Section 4.6. 

Note that if you are using a USB keyboard, this may be configured as
either a "normal" PC keyboard or as a USB-MAC keyboard. In the first
case you will not be affected by this issue.

So, now I am running 2.6.x kernel with a working console.
Still no working xorg... yet...


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