[RULE] Missing iso download page & AT Keyboards

Philip Rhoades pri at chu.com.au
Sat Jan 3 14:38:46 EET 2004


Thanks for the URL.

I produced the install floppy but when I boot from this (on the Clevo
laptop - http://www.clevo.com.tw/products/T200C.asp) I still get the AT  
Keyboard problem I mentioned in the original post:

Early in the boot I get an "AT Keyboard not found" message and finally  
I get a "pc_keyb: controller jammed 0xFF" message and can't input  
anything from the keyboard.  I even tried using a USB keyboard but I  
still get the same problem.  It appears that others have also had this  
problem and that it can be fixed by changing a define (see below) - is  
there someone who can rebuild the slinky img file with this change?

Nat's comment in point #3 below sounds sensible!



Nat Ersoz  nat.ersoz at myrio.com 
11 Nov 2002 18:53:17 -0800

1. We have a hardware platform which do not have a PS/2 style keyboard
controller. When the kernel boots we get the following message, printed
many times over:

"pc_keyb: controller jammed 0xFF"

2. In the file linx/drivers/char/pc_keyb.c, the following lines are
present (lines 72-74 for kernel version 2.4.20-pre10)

#ifndef kbd_controller_present
#define kbd_controller_present() 1

By changing kbd_controller_present() to '0' instead of '1', we no  
longer get the "jammed" message and a 15-20 second reduction in boot  

3. It would be nice if there were a .config file parameter that was the
moral equivalent of CONFIG_PSMOUSE for the keyboard, like say
CONFIG_PSKEYBD so that the keyboard could be disabled as easily as the

On 2004.01.03 04:35, Vegard Munthe wrote:
> >  
> http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/rule/slinky/slinky-v0.3.6/slinky-v0.3.6.iso
> > but the page isn't found . .
> >
> > Is there a problem?
> You may find a mirror of the isos at:
> http://rule.mint.no/download/isos/
> -- Vego

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