Subject: Re: keyboard doesn't work with current kernel
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/08/1994 09:40:08
>Date: Mon, 7 Mar 1994 23:43:17 -0800 (PST)
>From: Jared V Boone <>

>I have the same problem, but I don't have ANY Gateway hardware.  I've got 
>two completely different keyboards I've been using on one PC, and I've 
>seen the problem lots.  I usually get through the problem with the 
>NumLock, though.

The keyboard isn't causing the problem--the keyboard *controller* is.
The first thing I tried when I first ran into this problem was to swap
the Gateway AnyKey keyboard for my aptmate's generic one; it still
locked up.

>My computer:
>   o Intel LP486DX/33 + Overdrive66, 8MB, IDE HD, 3c503, Phoenix BIOS
Here's the problem; the keyboard hang seems to strike Phoenix BIOS
machines and/or machines that use a PS/2 mouse port (interaction w/pms

>     1.00.07.S0.  Uses a i8742AH, EPROM Program 506425-001 V1.00.1.  PS/2
>     Style Connector. 

I don't have more detailed part numbers available, but the keyboard
controller on my Gateway 2K DX266V's Micronics JX-30 motherboard is an
Intel i8242, with the label "(C) Phoenix '91" on it.

pccons.c 1.58 still has problems, although I plan to see what happens
when I play with all of the #ifs in it.
Mike Long                               
VLSI Design Engineer                              voice: (617)461-4030
Analog Devices, SPD Div.                            FAX: (617)461-3010
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