Bug 2033 - PC keyboards on sparc64
PC keyboards on sparc64
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: Xconfigurator (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-04-07 11:53 EDT by Cristian Gafton
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-04 12:49:33 EDT
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Description Cristian Gafton 1999-04-07 11:53:13 EDT
The installer correctly found my PS/2 mouse on my
sparc64/PCI system, and configured XF86Config appropriately.
Yet it did not detect that I also had a PC Keyboard, thus
XF86Config was left with "sun" as the keyboard type which
obviously didn't work.

A quick hack solution (which would work fully) would be
to put:

   XkbRules    "xfree86"
   XkbModel    "pc101"
   XkbLayout   "us"

Into XF86Config's keyboard section if a PS/2 mouse is found,
because to my knowledge there is no way to have a PS/2 mouse
in an Ultra/PCI system and not have a PC Keyboard attached
as well.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-04-08 13:29:59 EDT
I believe Matt has fixed this.  Matt if not, please reopen.
Comment 2 David Miller 1999-04-13 05:00:59 EDT
The problem is still there in the current build.
Comment 3 Preston Brown 1999-04-13 14:15:59 EDT

I think I have fixed this, it is hard to test because we don't have a
box locally.  I switched the test from strcasecmp to strcasestr
looking for "ps/2" as the mouse type, as I am assuming that it may be
getting set to something like "generic3ps/2" or something similar in
mouseconfig -- if we could see /etc/sysconfig/mouse it would be nice.
In any case, please give Xconfigurator 4.1.6 a whirl, and report back.

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