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Re: Sun keyboard on i386?
>> [...trying to use the Sun kbd driver on i386...hackery...]
>> [...builds...links...doesn't work..."what's wrong?"...]
> MI com driver has no idea it can have children.
> Cf. sys/arch/sparc64/dev/com_ebus.c that calls MI com_attach_subr()
> and then attaches keyboard/mouse children if PROM says they are
Yes, pretty blindingly obvious once pointed out.
> On sparc64 the console attach stuff is based on properties it gets
> from OBP. On x86 that's done in a completely different manner. You
> will have to do a lot of cnattach hacking.
cnattach? I'd be fine with it not working in the console. (It'd be
nice, but not worth putting much time into.)
> I'd recommend getting a newer Type 4 or Type 5 USB keyboard instead
> of trying to kluge a serial keyboard. Those work great on x86.
Yeah, but they also suck. If I considered types 4 or 5 usable, I'd be
using them now. The layout is peecee-infected and the feel is mushy; I
consider them approximately as usable as the peecee keyboard I'm
suffering with now.
I had a look at the X code, and I think it might be comparatively
simple to come at it from that direction instead.
Oh well. It would have been a nice hack, but it's sounding like more
effort than it's worth to me.
Thanks for pointing out what I was being blind to, people!
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