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Re: X on spx (VAXstation 4000/90) & keyboard/wskbd issue


On Mon, 14 May 2012 09:57:14 +0100
David Brownlee <> wrote:

> For sheer entertainment value I've just enabled the raw framebuffer
> wsfb X driver on NetBSD/vax, plus the three lines in the kernel to
> return WSDISPLAYIO_LINEBYTES to enable it.
> Just starting it fails with the error below, while selecting wskbd in
> the xorg.conf allows X to start
> but it cannot process the keyboard.
> What is the best approach here - getting raw keyboard mode to work, or
> running on wskbd?

Look at the xf86-input-keyboard driver, there are translation tables for USB, 
Sun, ADB etc. scancodes to the format used internally by the Xserver. Just add 
one for VAX.

have fun

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