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Re: type 5 kbd/mouse woes



On Sat, 2006-01-07 at 19:11, mdh lists wrote:
> --- Robert Slade <bsd_(_at_)_bathnetworks_(_dot_)_com> wrote:
> 
> > On Sat, 2006-01-07 at 16:38, James Tanis wrote:
> > > I'm pretty convinced its a problem resulting from
> > my own ignorance as
> > > far as FreeBSD/Sparc64 goes, so I'm just going to
> > ask a simple
> > > question first. What modules/drivers must one load
> > to get a working
> > > sun type 5 (din) mouse/keyboard under the console
> > and in xorg? The
> > > keyboard of course works fine under the console.
> > Unfortunately, I
> > > can't seem to find any documentation on the
> > subject that isn't i386
> > > centric. I've tried most things that seem not
> > unlikely, I have prior
> > > experience with sparc32/xsun, but either it has
> > been too long or
> > > things are a bit different now :P. I realize I'm
> > being pretty
> > > ambiguous here, just wanted to know what kernel
> > modules and xorg
> > > drivers handle them.
> > > 
> > > --
> > > James Tanis
> > > jtanis_(_at_)_pycoder_(_dot_)_org
> > > http://pycoder.org
> > 
> > James,
> > 
> > It depends on which vesrion of FBSD you are using.
> > For 6.0 P1 consiole
> > the type 5 works out of the box ish. I say ish as
> > the leds don't work
> > and the only keymap appears to be US. I don't think
> > the mouse works at
> > all.
> > 
> > With x-windows try this:
> > 
> > Section "InputDevice"
> >          Identifier  "Keyboard0"
> >          Driver      "kbd"
> >          Option "Protocol"    "standard"
> >          Option "AutoRepeat"  "500 30"
> >          Option "XkbRules"    "sun"
> >          Option "XkbModel"    "type5"
> >          Option "XkbLayout"   "gb"
> >          Option "XkbKeycodes" "sun(type5)"
> >  EndSection
> > 
> > Change XkbLayout to your layout. BTW again it sort
> > of works some keys
> > are wrong and the leds don't work. I haven't
> > bothered any further as I
> > use ssh & vnc to connect and that works correctly.
> > 
> > The mouse works though /dev/cuau3 as there is no
> > sysmouse.
> > 
> > Rob
> 
> sysmouse is created by running moused.  moused
> provides the /dev/sysmouse utility.  To activate
> moused for a Sun type5 setup, you'll almost certainly
> want the command `moused -t mousesystems -p
> /dev/cuau3`.  This will allow you to have Xorg access
> the mouse via /dev/sysmouse, as well as providing
> mouse functionality on a syscons console.  So yes, the
> mouse does in fact work on the console with FreeBSD
> 6.0 on sparc64. :-)
> 
> The LED problem is a known issue, and I have a GNATS
> ticket open on it, you can check out the FreeBSD bug
> tracking system and see if you maybe have anything to
> add to the information I've already provided in that
> ticket to assist the kernel dev folks in identifying
> and addressing the lock key LED problem. However, as
> all the toggles still work just fine, I marked the
> ticket as non-critical.  
> 

Many thanks - I was trying to figure the mouse out. Is it possible to
change the console keyboard layout to gb rather than us? I've actually
got a type6 kb and remembering which keys do what is a real pain.

Rob 

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