I’ve searched thru the forums here looking for info on USB keyboards and mice. There seems to be at least several dozen threads on getting things to work or not work based on 6.2.1, 6.3, SP1 etc. It’s all very confusing to look through and it’s too bad this site didn’t have a FAQ section where the latest info on certain topics like this could be checked for the best way to do something.
Here’s my problem.
We ordered some new Dell machines. These are Dell GX 280’s. Thanks to Dell’s cheapness on parts, these come with only USB ports (no PS2 inputs anyplace) for keyboards and mice.
So I tried to install QNX 6.3 on this machine. The install process starts up and I have keyboard control initially (that is I can press D to disable DMA or set other IDE driver stats). But the instant the install process reaches the press F2 to install QNX or F3 to run from CD-Rom I lose all keyboard control. I can no longer type anything.
So question #1 is, does QNX initially read the keyboard setting from the BIOS to give me initial keyboard control and then when the drivers start does it lose this mapping somehow???
To try to get around the problem, I installed 6.3 under Virtual PC. I then installed SP1. Then I ghosted the virtual PC image to the HD from the Dell machine. I put the HD back in the Dell machine and booted it up. I boot directly into the photon login screen where of course I have no keyboard or mouse control.
From this thread openqnx.com/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t2634-.html I went into the virtual PC image and did the following:
in /etc/rc.d/rc.local add:
io-usb -d uhci
I add the following as a single line:
devi-hirun msoft fd -d/dev/usbmouse0 kbd fd -d/dev/usbkbd0
The I re-ghosted this image to the HD and put it back in the Dell machine. I re-booted and at the photon login screen I get a message saying it’s searching for devices. Is stays with that displayed forever and of course neither the keyboard or mouse work.
So question #2 is, is there something else I should he doing/trying to get the USB support working on the Dell. Or is the fact that it never worked either at install time or after trying to hand start the drivers mean that this model of Dell just isn’t supported in some way?