Subject: Re: NetBSD with Domain keyboard
To: Jan Ftacnik <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/05/1997 09:07:19
On Tue, 5 Aug 1997 11:26:19 +0200 (MET DST)
Jan Ftacnik <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have a simple question. I ran successfully NetBSD 1.2 on Apollo
> 9000-400T for some time with borrowed HIL keyboard and mouse. Now the
> keyboard and mose are gone and I am left with Domain keyboard and mouse.
> Is there any way to run any vesion of BSD with Domain keyboard ? Where can
> I find the driver ? My motivation is to use my old Apollo as an X-terminal
> connecting to Linux server through xdm.
> Thank you in advance for any kind of info.
Mike Smith submitted code to drive the Domain keyboard under the built-in
terminal emulator. However, the interface between the ITE and the keyboard
isn't clean at all, won't support more than one keyboard, and would generally
be a maintenance nightmare.
I've started rototilling the HIL driver, and the ITE->Keyboard interface.
However, a couple of really high priority projects gobbled up a bunch
of time, I had a small (badly needed) vacation, and I leave for Munich
in a few hours for the IETF.
It's not quite finished yet.
It _will_ be in the NetBSD 1.3 release, however.
Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
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