Subject: Re: Keyboard failure on miniroot 1.1 (fwd)
To: NetBSD Mailinglist <port-hp300@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Zadok <>
List: port-hp300
Date: 01/25/1996 13:04:42
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 96 21:58:26 CST
From: Bartholomew Niswonger <>
To: Zadok <>
Subject: Re: Keyboard failure on miniroot 1.1

> Hi there...
> finally I got the 1.1 miniroot on my harddisk, it booted ... asked me for 
> a shell, i pressed enter, but what appeared on my screen was a string 
> like this: <H^@^@^@J\> or similar, no key seemed to function properly... 
> I took another Keyboard - the same. SYS_INST worked fine, my keyboard is 
> an ordinary HIL-thing, came with the workstation... 
> What the f*** is the fault ??? I've no idea about it...
> My config: hp9000/345, 16MB RAM, SCSI, Rodime RO3000T disc, 9122C dual 
> floppy, 7958B HP-IB harddisk, HIL keyboard and mouse and so on...
> Michael

I have a similar problem with my hp9000/340.  When I boot the SYS_INST
file from my I386 box, I cannot use the keyboard at all.  No
characters, nothing.  I wonder if I have the correct keyboard, but of
course I have no way of telling, and the lights flash at start-up, and
the cables all fit well.  It appears to be just an ordinary HIL
keyboard, but I have no mouse.

Any pointers would be _much_ appreciated, I am getting tired of having
a nice big monitor, but no way to get it going.

Thanks in advance

Bart Niswonger

ps to Jason Thorpe: I am still wanting to work on the R6 Xserver, but
I cannot get over this hump.  Without a machine, I fear not much can
be done :(

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