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SubjectRe: 1.99.11: keyboard dead

On Tue, 4 Jun 1996, Herbert Rosmanith wrote:
> please ignore my previous post. I wrote, that 1.99.11 does not
> show the keyboard-lock syndrom. wrong, it *does* show it. I didn't
> recognise it, because it does not show up immediately, but requires some
> time to appear (30 seconds ? 60 senconds ?). symptoms: unable to
> switch VCs, pressing keys like CAPS, NUM and SCROLL-LOCK wont alter
> the LEDs on the keyboard.
> when I log in from another computer at home (I have built a test-LAN),
> I can however "cat > /dev/tty1" and will see whatever I type on the
> 2nd computer.
> It is also impossible to restart the console by terminating the process
> that owns it (i.e. bash or agetty).
> plugging in a different keyboard doesn't help either.

I have got the same symptoms, though only when my GUS is playing any sound
for a while. It looks like missed interrupt for me because reading a single
character directly from keybord I/O returns it to life. It needn't to be
your case but why not trying this when logged from another machine.
This works for me:

(*---------cut here---------*)

#include <fcntl.h>

int main()
int fd;
unsigned char w;

if(fd<0) printf("Error 1");
(*--------cut here-----------*)

Please tell me if it helps.

Best regards,


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