>: The keyboard problem is known and fixed in my developement source tree.
>: Look into drivers/char/keyboard.c and increase the value of
>: #define TIMEOUT_CONST 500000
>: to 1000000 or so. This is just a timing problem with the keyboard driver;
>: the MIPS box is too fast ...
Yes, this cured the problem for me. Thanks!
On Mar 18, 18:45, Warner Losh wrote:
>Also, on some machines the keyboard boots in the wrong mode, but you
>get unknown key scans when that happens, so this likely isn't the
>problem. There has got to be a better way for the keyboard driver to
This looks ok here, I get the US keyboard of course but I'll cross that
river when I get far enough..
>: > And here I'm stuck, apparently because the initialize_kbd failed above.
>: > In addition there is this "floppy0: no floppy controllers found".
>: *Hmmpf* This one seems to be another Magnum/Olivetti specific problem.
>I saw that one before I got all the interrupt crap resolved on the
>Deskstation. If the floppy controller's interrupts aren't enabled,
>then that would cause this problem.
This problem is gone too, however I had to pause work for several days
so I'm not really sure which change I did that affected this :-)
I'll backtrack and check.
I have stopped my tests with the 3c503 for the moment, trying to use a root
floppy instead. I get a strange error:
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
EXT2-fs error (device 02:00): ext2_find_entry: bad entry in directory #12:
rec_len is smaller than minimal - offset=40, inode=0, rec_len=0, name_len=0
The floppy looks fine on Linux/x86.
I'll see if I can find out more.