Bug #661

IBM Model M Keyboard Support

Added by Justin Hannah almost 5 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2011-01-24
Priority:LowDue date:2011-09-14
Assignee:OI illumos% Done:


Category:OS/Net (Kernel and Userland)Estimated time:1.00 hour
Target version:oi_151_stable
Difficulty:Medium Tags:needs-triage



I have a lot of these Model M PS/2 keyboards and they actually are still manufactured by Unicomp at www.pckeyboard.com

Unfortunately they quit working with OpenSolaris and Solaris 10 several years ago. The num lock light comes on but even when plugged into a USB-PS/2 adapter they do not work in a text console even. Can anybody give me pointers on commands to run to dump information you need to fix this bug. It would be great if they worked in OpenIndiana. Thanks.


#1 Updated by Albert Lee over 4 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Low

Do they work in other operating systems with the USB adapter?

#2 Updated by Guido Berhörster over 4 years ago

I have two Model M (from 1994 and 1996) both of which work fine with OI on PS/2 and with a PS2/USB adapter. You should check your adapter and probably try a different one since that seems to be the more likely cause of the problem.

#3 Updated by Ken Mays about 4 years ago

  • Due date set to 2011-09-14
  • Category set to OS/Net (Kernel and Userland)
  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee set to OI illumos
  • Target version set to oi_151_stable
  • Estimated time set to 1.00
  • Difficulty set to Medium
  • Tags set to needs-triage

+1 per Guido's statement (I have these keyboards as well). Closing ticket.

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