Subject: Still trying to get my A2000 up
To: None <amiga@NetBSD.ORG>
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List: amiga
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).