sparc64/90328: PR for sparc64; regarding keyboard toggle light illumination issue on type5 keyboard

mdh lists mdh_lists at
Tue Dec 13 01:37:30 PST 2005

>Number:         90328
>Category:       sparc64
>Synopsis:       Keyboard "lock" key lights not working
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-sparc64
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Dec 13 09:37:28 GMT 2005
>Originator:     mdh
>Release:        FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE sparc64

Keyboard driver info from dmesg...
puc1: <Zilog Z8530 dual channel SCC> mem
0x1000000-0x1000003 irq 2024 on sbus0
uart2: <z8530, channel A> on puc1
uart2: keyboard (1200,n,8,1)
kbd0 at sunkbd0
uart3: <z8530, channel B> on puc1

This is a standard Sun type5 keyboard and mouse

The situation is that the Cap lock, Compose, and
Scroll lock lights are always illuminated while
FreeBSD is running.  The Num lock
light never becomes illuminated.  Though the toggles
for each of these works appropriately, that is, I can
actually *use*
the num/caps/scroll lock features normally via the
keyboard toggle keys, the light illumination is never
changed.  Compose, caps,
and scroll lock lights are always on, and num lock
light is always off, regardless of those toggles. 

The problem is purely aesthetic in nature, but it'd be
nice to have a fix. 

This is always the case on this system.  Other
mentions of this exact same behavior have appeared
on the sparc64 mailing list, but no resolution was
ever reached, and it doesn't look like anyone
has sent a pr about it either. 

Sorry, I'm willing to help any way that I can with
testing code and such, but I lack the expertise to
work on this code myself. 

 >System: FreeBSD dolor 6.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE
 #1: Sun Dec 11 15:16:22 EST 2005
 root at dolor:/usr/src/sys/sparc64/compile/DOLOR sparc64
 System is UltraSPARC1E-170; keyboard/mouse are type5.
 Any other information available on request.

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