Problem:I am running solaris 2.6 on an ultra 10 (brand new, just got it
tried two types of keyboards, one that came with the machine and an older
style sun keyboard, both produce:
loadkeys:ioctl (KIOCLAYOUT): Timer expired
Solution: Apply patch 105181. I tried different keyboards with no luck.
Thanks for all your help,
From: George DONE [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2000 12:43 PM
To: Asadoorian, Paul
Subject: Re: Keyboard Error
Hi Paul !
I saw this behavior only on Type 6 keyboards connected to machines
running 2.5.1 or 2.6. Under Solaris 7 and 8 there was no problems. There
is a patch, however which enable those keyboards (type 6) to be used
with 2.5.1 or Solaris 2.6 machines. Check sunsolve.
The only thing I don't understand is the news message you quoted. The
guy there was experiencing the same problems with.older , type 5
keyboards, which works very well without any patch.
"Asadoorian, Paul" wrote:
> I am running solaris 2.6 on an ultra 10 (brand new, just got it today). I
> tried two types of keyboards, one that came with the machine and an older
> style sun keyboard, both produce:
> loadkeys:ioctl (KIOCLAYOUT): Timer expired
> When I boot the machine. The system seems fine when I am in the CDE, but
> when booted into single user mode pushing any key results in that
> being repeated for appox. 20 times. I have 10 systems to load (All by
> myself :) and 5 of these are Ultra 10's with this problem. I am reluctant
> to put them into production before I get to the bottom of this, but I do
> have the luxary of time :-)
> I found the following on deja news, but it wasn't too helpful:
> mak <email@example.com
> <firstname.lastname@example.org&ST=QS">http://email@example.com&ST=QS>> wrote:
> > can you pls help me on this matter.
> > i have a Ultra 60 and a type 5 keyboard.
> > Runing solaris 2.6.
> > after I boot up the system I did a sys-unconfig and boot up again.
> > However I cannot use the keyboard because each key I type is repeated
> > 20 times. When I do hit del key all 20 letters are deleted.
> > I saw a message during boot.
> > loadkeys:ioctl (KIOCLAYOUT): Timer expired
> I'd check the obvious:
> - Are the plugs on the keyboard and on the machine seated firmly ? - If
> available, try a different keyboard.
> hth, mp.
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