[rescue] My new UltraSparc 5's, also my first Sun stations
mroos at linux.ee
Thu Jun 2 09:14:25 CDT 2005
>> I see pci slots lurking back here, is it possible for me to get a
>> couple USB PCI cards and throw them in there?
> Yes. I used a USB 1.1 PCI card in my U5 / U10. Meanwhile I replaced it with
> a USB 2.0 PCI card.
Same with Linux, USB cards just worked in my U5.
> This may work. Note that you will not be able to use the USB keyboard
> for the PROM console. I don't know about Linux. NetBSD sould have no
> problem using USB keyboards and mice for OS console and X11. NetBSD uses
> an abstraction layer for wscons(4), wskbd(4) and wsmouse(4). So a user
Same for Linux - Sun, PS2, USB, ADB, ... keyboards all interface the
generic input subsystem and provide keyboard input. Virtual terminal, X
and other apps can use then independently of keyboard type.
But yes, PROM console will not work because the PROM does not know USB
keyboards. Put a serial console in place too for PROM access.
Meelis Roos (mroos at linux.ee)
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