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From: Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu@...>
Subject: Re: USB keyboard and mouse doesn't work?
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 20:18:21 +0800
在 2006-12-11一的 19:18 -0600,Chance Platt写道:
> 
> Using a 2.4 series kernel, it is not possible to use a USB keyboard on
> serial-keyboard sparc as the system keyboard.  Everything will seem to
> work (dmesg, event* nodes) but it just won't take the place of the
> system keyboard. 
> 
> The easiest solution is to use a 2.6 series kernel.

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? 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
    II. the keyboard sucks

> 
> 
> On 12/11/06, 张|武 <zhangweiwu@...> wrote:
>         Hello. My Gentoo Linux runs on UltraSparc U5 can detect and
>         recognise
>         USB Mouse, and can create correct /dev/input/event0 device.
>         Everything 
>         look fine except that the keyboard doesn't work. Press any key
>         no
>         response, press Number Lock would not turn on the number lock
>         LED.
>         
>         I have to use USB Keyboard because the original Sun keyboard
>         is broken
>         and it's hard to find a replacement in China. USB Keyboard is
>         plugged on
>         PCI USB card.
>         
>         What I have tried to solve this:
>              I. disable CONFIG_PROM_CONSOLE and enable all ATI
>         framebuffer
>                 drivers (My Card is ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro
>         215GP) => 
>                 same result;
>             II. Replace USB Keyboard with different brand and
>         different model =>
>                 same result;
>         
>         sappho linux # uname -a
>         Linux sappho.realss.com 2.4.32-sparc-r2 #3 Sat Sep 16 09:16:01
>         HKT 2006
>         sparc64 sun4u TI UltraSparc IIi (Sabre) GNU/Linux
>         
>         Has anyone get their USB Keyboard working?
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>         
>         
> 

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