Mitsubishi Diamond Touch keyboard problem

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Mon Mar 31 17:08:54 PST 2003

[Format recovered--see]

Long/short syndrome.

On Monday, 31 March 2003 at 10:14:45 +1100, Murray Taylor wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Mar 2003 12:16, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> On Friday, 28 March 2003 at 14:13:45 +1030, W. Sierke wrote:
>>> Greg 'groggy' Lehy wrote:
>>>> This is probably a timing problem with the keyboard.  I had a couple
>>> <snip>
>>>> I'd suggest you try 4.8 or 5.0 and see if the problem persists.  You
>>> Thanks for that, Greg. In fact I had originally attempted an install of
>>> 5.0 and when I sought assistance with that same problem it was suggested
>>> that I drop back to 4.7. So the problem does still appear to be present.
>>> Who could I speak to in order to determine whether any assistance can be
>>> offered in debugging any outstanding issues with this keyboard?
>> This kind of question has come by before.  IIRC it's a question of
>> setting certain timing delays correctly.  See if you can find anything
>> in the archives.  Google may also be able to help.
> I cant recall the PR number but this is in the send-pr database...
> Someone created the entry nad I added to it..
> It is to do with the setting of the atkbd flag in the GENERIC kernel
> as supplied.  It has to be set to 0 for the Mitsubishi keyboards to
> have any hope of working ... but in the GENERIC kernel from about
> 4.5?? it is set to 1. So on a new install, you will get through the
> bootloader then die.........  Not being a kernel driver hacker.. I
> didnt/couldnt get any further.
> The only workarounds for the Mitsubishi keyboards is dont use them. OR
> install an early distro (4.5??), cvsup to -STABLE or wherver, edit the
> GENERIC configuration file and set the offending flag to 0, make world
> and try again. (verrryyyy tedious... and could still bite you)
> We got a batch of these keyboards some time ago at work and had to
> return them all.

Hmm.  As I said earlier, it wasn't that bad for me.  I'd be interested
in seeing whether we can't get them to work.  W. Sierke, how are
things looking?

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