Subject: Re: Problems
To: Alaric <email@example.com>
From: Ken Hornstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/20/1995 16:57:28
>I've been trying to get NetBSD 1.0 to recognize my printer port
>the default setup for building the kernel doesn't work
>On bootup it never recognizes "lpt0"
>The normal kernel build goes something like this:
>device lpt0 at isa? port "IO_LPT1" irq 7
>I even tried explicitly stating it like:
>device lpt0 at isa? port 0x378 irq 7
>but it didn't help.
>It is correctly compiled into the kernel though.
On a lark, try unplugging the printer and booting your machine ... if it gets
probed on boot _then_, then your printer is being unfriendly (does it probe
correctly if the printer is turned on, maybe?). I can send you a workaround
in this case.
>Why does the keyboard driver take my backspace key as a ^?
>that's the delete key, backspace is ^H
>I'm quite certain that the keyboard is fine, It sends different signals
>but the keyboard driver seems to have its wires crossed.
>I wouldn't mind so much but several X apps ignore environment settings.
>and assume ^H for backspace.
You can fix this by using xmodmap to remap the backspace/delete keysyms. This
will only affect X, though. If you're feeling adventurous, you could always
dive into the pccons.c source and swap the two events around yourself.