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From: "Charlie Gehlin" <charlie@...>
Subject: Re: USB keyboard and mouse doesn't work?
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 08:04:51 +0100 (CET)
On Thu, December 14, 2006 02:20, å¼ éŸ¡æ­¦ wrote:
> 在 2006-12-12二的 08:43 -0700,Jason Wever写道:
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>> On Tue, 12 Dec 2006, Zhang Weiwu wrote:
>>
>> > Then, again it seems all 2.6 serial kernel are marked by package.mask
>> >
>> > - sys-kernel/vanilla-sources-2.6.19 (masked by: package.mask)
>> > # Gustavo Zacarias <gustavoz@g.o>
>> > # We mask core 2.6 stuff to avoid bootstrap issues
>> >
>> > Do people on this list use 2.6 kernel?
>>
>> Yes.  My first guess is that /etc/make.profile on your system is
>> pointing
>> to a kernel 2.4 profile (i.e.
>> /usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/sparc/sparc64/2006.0/2.4)  If this
>> is
>> the case, change it to point to something like
>> /usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/sparc/sparc64/2006.0 or
>> /usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/sparc/sparc64/2006.1
>>
>> For 2.6 kernels, gentoo-sources is the suggested package as it will
>> contain fixes that vanilla-sources won't.
>>
>> > I currently have two problems related to kernel that made me wish to
>> try
>> > 2.6
>> >
>> >     I. the RAID bus controller "VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6421 IDE RAID
>> >        Controller" do not work even if all IDE controller drivers are
>> >        compiled as module on 2.4.32-sparc-r2 sparc-sources kernel. I
>> >        hope by installing new kernel there will be better driver
>> >        support and thus is looking forward to install new kernel
>>
>> 2.6 has been better at handling non-Sun PCI devices than 2.4 was.  I'd
>> suggest trying 2.6 to see if this resolves the issue.
>
> You are 100% correct. The 2.6 kernel do have a driver for my case.
>
>>
>> >    II. the keyboard sucks
>>
>> What type of system are you using here?  Blade 100, 150, 1000 or 2000
>> should work fine with USB input (since its the only input system on
>> those
>> models).  Make sure you have USB HID support enabled in the USB driver
>> section.  Also, if you are using a USB keyboard in either 2.4 or 2.6,
>> make
>> sure /etc/conf.d/keymaps uses an x86 style keymap (i.e. us) rather than
>> the default sunkeymap or another Sun keyboard specific keymap.
>>
>> Cheers,
>
> yes I do have set up 2.6 system running (so far, most things works, only
> small features failed and I am still fixing them, not have to because of
> 2.6 kernel but probably my misconfiguration of 2.6 kernel)
>
> When keys gets messed up, I removed keymap from boot run-level, and both
> keyboards begin to work fine. I don't know if this has a lot of
> difference then re-configuring keymap in /etc/conf.d/keymap
>
Hi,

I believe that in 2.6-kernels, on SPARC, you could/should use the keymaps
found in /usr/share/keymaps/i386 prior to using those in
/usr/share/keymaps/sun, but please correct me if I'm wrong :)

/Charlie

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>> Jason Wever
>> Gentoo/Sparc Team Co-Lead
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