[OpenBIOS] [PATCH] Adds get-key-map to keyboard node

Mark Cave-Ayland mark.cave-ayland at ilande.co.uk
Thu Nov 15 21:40:01 CET 2012

On 15/11/12 02:03, Programmingkid wrote:

> This patch adds the get-key-map word to the keyboard node. This patch is
> an improvement on the last get-key-map patch. It adds a keyboard node to
> /aliases and fixes a bug with the getKeyMap() function. If you wish to
> test out this patch, the program below will show you what key you
> pushed. The output will display hex values and text. The hex values in
> the middle tells you which key is being pushed.


I think you may have misunderstood what the get-key-map word does - my 
guess from browsing the source code is that it's related to locale, and 
even better there is already a version of it included in OpenBIOS (MOL 

Take a look at arch/ppc/mol/methods.c to see how it's done there. It 
should be fairly easy to port this to the qemu under arch/ppc/qemu.

Similarly you can see how MOL sets up the keyboard alias by looking at 
arch/ppc/mol/mol.fs - you'll need to point it towards adb-keyboard but 
otherwise it looks correct. With both of these in place you should 
hopefully find that the keyboard becomes responsive and boot progresses 



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