Subject: iMac console keyboard breakage analyzed
To: None <>
From: Todd Whitesel <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/09/1999 01:37:12
Mmmm, cvs.

cvs diff -D "1999-05-15 07:00" -D "1999-05-15 08:00" .

This appears to be the culprit. Files changed:

Index: etc/rc.wscons
Index: etc/wscons.conf
Index: sys/dev/wscons/files.wscons
Index: sys/dev/wscons/wscons_callbacks.h
Index: sys/dev/wscons/wsconsio.h
Index: sys/dev/wscons/wsdisplay.c
Index: sys/dev/wscons/wskbd.c
Index: usr.sbin/wsconscfg/wsconscfg.8
Index: usr.sbin/wsconscfg/wsconscfg.c

Since I am trying to update from my initial 1.4.1 install, it occurred to
me that perhaps the lack of updated etc files was my problem. So I manually
copied the new rc.wscons and wscons.conf into /etc and booted a kernel
built from the newer -D (which, from prior testing, was expected to fail).

No change. The system comes up to multiuser and I can login remotely without
trouble, but the console keyboard is unresponsive, even if I hit shift before
doing anything else to it (left shift, if it matters).

A kernel built from the older -D (with /etc files from 1.4.1) works fine.

Todd Whitesel
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