Subject: Re: Keyboard failure on miniroot 1.1
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Zadok <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/26/1996 14:36:52
On Thu, 25 Jan 1996, Jason Thorpe 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...
That's it, I use a german keyboard. But... why does the SYS_INST work
with my Keyboard and the NetBSD-kernel doesn't ???
The other thing: I tried to use a serial console... thought, my PC ( with
16550 serial... should be albe to handle any speed up to 115kBaud ) and
an terminal program were enough to install at least the kernel... so, no
PC terminal was able to bring up anything useful - which speed does the
HP use ? which data format ? and do they transmit real ASCII or some HP
specific ? and - the problem ( keyboard... ) is still present, the HP
seems not to recognize anything from the PC, but from its own keyboard it
seems to receive all. Now the question: is there a HP terminal emulator
for PC ( Linux or DOS ) available ? If not - how can I reset the HP's
setup so that it uses its own console again ? I couldn't get my Terminal
to display anything useful...
sorry about these "stupid" questions, but I have not much experiance with HPs