Subject: kern/5299: wscons gets caps wrong on US ASCII PC keyboards
To: None <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/15/1998 18:01:29
>Number:         5299
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       wscons gets caps wrong on US ASCII PC keyboards
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people (Kernel Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Apr 15 21:35:02 1998
Numerical Aerospace Simulation Facility - NASA Ames
>Release:        NetBSD 1.3E, April 15, 1998

	Digital AlphaStation 600 5/333 with US ASCII keyboard and TGA2 display

	Also appears on a NetBSD/i386 system if configured for wscons.

System: NetBSD bishop 1.3E NetBSD 1.3E (BISHOP) #323: Wed Apr 8 12:42:08 PDT 1998 thorpej@bishop:/tmp_mnt/dracul/u5/netbsd/src/sys/arch/alpha/compile/BISHOP alpha

	Since switching to the new wscons console code, caps on my
	AlphaStation 600 are ... wrong.  I built a wscons kernel for
	my PPro devel system, and noticed the same problem there, as

	On a US ASCII keyboard, the following key sequence:


	appears as:


	when typed using the right or left shift key.  If typed when CAPS-LOCK
	is set rather than using the right or left shift key, the key sequence
	works as expected.

	Dunno... I don't know if it's a bug in the pckbd driver or in
	the wskbd driver, either.