Subject: Re: Problems
To: Alaric <>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: port-i386
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.