Subject: Re: port-macppc/14733 macppc USB console attachment broken
To: Lennart Augustsson <>
From: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/27/2001 01:24:22
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On Mon, 26 Nov 2001 13:32:10 +0100, Lennart Augustsson <lennart@augustsson.=
net> wrote:
>         When attaching the console keyboard the macppc port first checks
>         with OF if usb-kbd-ihandles exists.  On older version of OF
>         this fails.  Next it checks for adb-kbd-ihandle, and here
>         lies the problem.  It seems that adb-kbd-ihandle exists
>         even if there is no adb keyboard present.  This means that
>         the non-existent abd keyboard will be console
>         instead of the USB keyboard which is the last fallback.

How about changing macppc's GENERIC wscons cruft to:

wsdisplay0 at ofb? console ?
wskbd0  at ukbd? console ?
wskbd*  at akbd? console ?
wsmouse0 at ams?

Sure, this will force people into use a USB keyboard who maybe don't
want to, but they can just comment that out, right?

(Yes, this isn't a real fix, but as I read it, this is not one but
two *hardware* bugs in OF's behavior as regards *-kbd-ihandle...
perhaps not something we can fix correctly.)

Or will this cause machines whose OF doesn't respond to usb-kbd-ihandle
AND which (actually) have no USB keyboard connected to have no

       ~ g r @

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