Gentoo Archives: gentoo-sparc

From: Chris Russell <cjr@g.o>
To: gentoo-sparc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-sparc] Keyboard-related problems
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 01:39:26
In Reply to: [gentoo-sparc] Keyboard-related problems by "Eduardo Dueñez"
Eduardo, since you've installed from GRP I'll assume you are running
xfree, not xorg.  The likely cause(s) of your problem are;
 1. incorrect keymap specified in /etc/rc.conf
 2. incorrect keymap specified in /etc/X11/XF86Config

the system keymap (defined in rc.conf) depends on your kernel version,
for kernel 2.4 you would probably use sunkeymap but for kernel 2.6
things changed and you should specify a differnet keymap. (ref: )

for xfree, this is what I used with my us layout type-5 keyboard and
kernel 2.4
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver		"keyboard"
	Option		"XkbModel"    "sun"
	Option		"XkbCompat"   "compat/complete"
	Option		"XkbTypes"    "types/complete"
	Option		"XkbKeycodes" "sun(type5)"
	Option		"XkbGeometry" "sun(type5unix)"
	Option		"XkbSymbols"  "sun/us(sun5)"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option      "Protocol" "busmouse"
	Option      "Device" "/dev/sunmouse"
(ref: )

for kernel 2.6 I'm not so sure as I switched to xorg as well but I'm sure someone else could comment.

please post back to the list any results / more questions

On Fri, 2004-10-29 at 02:52, Eduardo Dueñez wrote:
> Hi all: > > I'm new to Gentoo (2004-2), which I just installed on an Ultra 10. > I'm loving it, but I have a couple of questions (I used Stage 3 and > the GRP packages: the only software I've compiled locally is the > kernel). > > I'm running kdm. Now, in the x86 architecture, I can switch back and > forth between X and the virtual consoles using Ctrl-Alt-F[n], but that > does not seem to work here. In fact, I cannot use other shortcuts > that I'm used to in KDE, such as Alt-F2 to launch the "Run Command..." > window. However, Alt-F4 does work to close windows. > > Even stranger is the fact that my keyboard's "b" doesn't do what it > should. From KDM (or the console, for that matter) it's fine, only > once I enter KDE it becomes nonfunctional. I suspect it's mapped > incorrectly, since pressing "b" seems to cause a half-second freeze. > However, shifted "B" works fine!!! In fact, if caps is locked then > just pressing "B" causes the same "freeze" but Shift-"b" gives the > (correct) lowercase "b"!!! > > Actually, pressing "b" at the address bar of Mozilla caused it to > crash: yet another indication that "b" is being mapped to some weird > character or escape sequence. > > I'm using a Sun Type-6 keyboard configured as a Type-5. I strongly > suspect this is fine since from KDM everything works, only upon > entering KDE do things behave erratically (and then only the Alt'ed > keys and that pesky "b"). > > Thanks, > Eduardo > > -- > gentoo-sparc@g.o mailing list


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