Subject: Still trying to get my A2000 up
To: None <amiga@NetBSD.ORG>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/07/1994 08:29:19
I am making incremental progress in getting my A2000 up. Using
loadbsd-2.10-Beta, my machine was properly recognized as a 500/2000.
Today's problem has to do with keyboard bounce/delay. Once I boot to
fd0, my keyboard starts acting strangely. There are two
characteristics to this problem:
(1) Even the lightest tapping of a character on the keyboard produces
about ten characters of keyboard bounce. When I get to the part
of the installation script where it asks me if I want to format
sd0 (yes/no), even the most light-fingered tapping of the keyboard
followed by an equal number of newlines. Even with judicious use
of the backspace key (which has the same problem) I was not able to
produce an acceptable response.
(2) Even when I type a character, there is a delay of about 30 seconds
before anything shows up on my screen. That is, I tap the 'y' key
and then about 30 seconds later, 10 or so y's appear on my screen.
When I fell back to the # prompt, I type 'l' 's' <RETURN> and get:
# (30-second pause) llllllllll (30-second pause) ssssssssss (pause again)
# # # # # # # # # #
Any ideas? I recall that different versions of the A2000 motherboard
had different keyboard handling characteristics. Anyone remember the
first-character-typed-was-lost problem? I believe that I have a 4.2
motherboard (but I should confirm this).