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Re: Help creating drivers for Tadpole SPARCLE

If I were you I'd OpenBSD a shot - it has pretty good sparc support, and if the installer detects the keyboard, you've got some documentation (in the form of a driver) that you can look at. A few years back I had a similar machine (tadpole sparc laptop, don't remember which variety tho) which linux and NetBSD failed to understand keypresses from, but OpenBSD did just fine.

Good luck...

Martin wrote:
On Mon, 2009-12-21 at 21:29 +0000, Immolo wrote:
Just recived contact and they are unwilling to give any documentation 
other then that what is at

It will be significantly more difficult to write drivers for an
undocumented device.  Your first step should be to gather as much
information as possible on it.  sunhelp.org might be a good place to
start as the rescue list has a lot of folks who are very knowledgeable
about Sun kit. Have you identified via OpenBoot, proc, etc. what bus the
keyboard is attached to and what the keyboard controllers are? Have
you / can you open up the machine and find out what chips / parts are

 - Martin

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