Subject: Re: akbd now supports raw mode
To: Aymeric Vincent <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/13/2002 10:47:13
On 13 Aug 2002, Aymeric Vincent wrote:

> I just committed two things:
> - akbd now supports raw mode (from OpenBSD)
> - the X server can now use keyboards in raw mode in the wscons case
>   (from XFree86)
> While the first item is only of interest for macppc owners, the second
> item should also work for other platforms using wscons.
> Macppc users can now replace the keyboard lines in their XF86Config file:
> Option "Protocol" "wskbd"
> Option "Device" "/dev/wskbd0"
> Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
> Option "XkbModel" "macintosh"
> by just:
> Option "Protocol" "standard"
> Option "XkbKeymap" "xfree86(us)"
> However, there are two things worth noting:
> - you have to put "options WSDISPLAY_COMPAT_RAWKBD" in your kernel
>   config file
> - you have to prevent getty from using /dev/ttyE0 by disabling its
>   entry in /etc/ttys. (Don't forget to enable xdm, and make sure you
>   have another way of logging into the machine before doing this
>   change!)

So this change isn't useful for those of us who log in and then run

Take care,