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Re: multiple keyboards and DDB, DELL DRAC

On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 08:57:37AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> I have a Dell R610 with a DRAC, and on boot it finds 3 keyboards:
>   pckbc/pckbd, no apparent physical reality (DRAC?  emulation from ukbd0?)
>   ukbd0, no apparent physical reality (DRAC?)
>   ukbd1, a keyboard that's plugged in
> These all get put in a wsmux and normal usage works.  But, ctrl-alt-esc
> on ukbd1 doesn't, and from reading ukbd.c I see that a) usb can't be the
> console keyboard if pckbd is found and b) the first usb keyboard is
> selected for console.
> So I'll try removing pckbd from the kernel config, and changing ukbd.c
> to make 1 the console.
> A workaround is using a real serial console.
> Any thoughts about how to deal with this (other than set up java on a
> non-netbsd system to use the DRAC, or not to buy DRACs, both of which
> might make sense but don't work for my current problem :-) are
> appreciated.

Console device should be boot configurable.  Ideally cfdata_t (locators)
should be created dynamically (from firmware/BIOS or /boot.cfg or
whatever).  Anything other than that is a hack.


> Specifically, I wonder if it's possible to take keyboard input from
> multiple keyboards as console for the purpose of DDB.

Masao Uebayashi / Tombi Inc. / Tel: +81-90-9141-4635

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