Using Creator 3D on an Ultra 1E?

Torfinn Ingolfsen torfinn.ingolfsen at
Wed Oct 27 10:21:59 PDT 2004

On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 15:26:35 +0200
Marius Strobl <marius at> wrote:

> Keyboard and mouse on SBus-based machines unfortunately don't work
> under FreeBSD, yet. So you can't use syscons(4) or X on this machine
> at present.

Ah, too bad. If there is anything I can do to help (don't expect too
much), please let me know. I can test patches and stuff.

> The ofw_console(4) driver will use the keyboard and the
> creator card via Open Firmware if you set "input-device" to "keyboard"
> and "output-device" to "screen" in the Open Firmware boot monitor or

Hmm, doesn't work here. I checked in OBP, input-device and output-device
are set correctly. I attached a keyboard, and my monitor. The keyboard
is recognized (to a certain degree) as I can power-on the machine from
it. Keyboard type 5c. And I don't get console output on ttya (which I do
get if there is no keyboard present).
However, my monitor never receives a signal, it just blinks with "no
signal" lamp. If it had received a signal (any signal) it would at least
have complained that the signal was outside acceptable values.

BTW, I can't find the man page for ofw_console(4). Do I need a newer
version than 5.3-BETA7 to get it?
Torfinn Ingolfsen,

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