Subject: Re: Keyboard failure on miniroot 1.1
To: Zadok <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-hp300
Date: 01/25/1996 09:19:21
On Wed, 24 Jan 1996 14:15:43 +0100 (MET) 
 Zadok <> wrote:

 > 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...

Do you, by chance, have a German keyboard, or is it US ASCII?  We 
currently support US, UK, and Sweedish.  If you do have a different 
keyboard, go ahead and make a keyboard map for it (see 
/sys/arch/hp300/dev/kbd* for details) and I'll be glad to commit it to 
the tree.  Unfortunately, until you have a keyboard map that will work 
with your keyboard, you'll have to use a serial console...

 > My config: hp9000/345, 16MB RAM, SCSI, Rodime RO3000T disc, 9122C dual 
 > floppy, 7958B HP-IB harddisk, HIL keyboard and mouse and so on...

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