scroll-lock-return combo reboots Intel NetBSD 1.0?

scroll-lock-return combo reboots Intel NetBSD 1.0?

Post by Sunny » Tue, 05 Sep 1995 04:00:00



Forgive me if this has come up already, but I've just installed
a basic NetBSD 1.0 installation (base10/etc10) on a Dell Dimension
P75 computer, and have noticed that activating the scroll-lock
key and pressing return (when in sh or csh) ungracefully
reboots the machine.  Is this a 'feature' or a 'bug'?
It doesn't appear to be mentioned in the BSD-FAQ.

The computer has Phoenix Bios 4.004, if that matters.

-- Sunny

 
 
 

scroll-lock-return combo reboots Intel NetBSD 1.0?

Post by Michael L. VanLo » Thu, 07 Sep 1995 04:00:00



   Forgive me if this has come up already, but I've just installed
   a basic NetBSD 1.0 installation (base10/etc10) on a Dell Dimension
   P75 computer, and have noticed that activating the scroll-lock
   key and pressing return (when in sh or csh) ungracefully
   reboots the machine.  Is this a 'feature' or a 'bug'?
   It doesn't appear to be mentioned in the BSD-FAQ.
   The computer has Phoenix Bios 4.004, if that matters.

Don't think the BIOS matters much since it only gets used during
bootstrap.

FWIW, I didn't experience any problems (NetBSD-1.0) trying every
combination of this I could.  Maybe you have a flaky motherboard?

FYI, I tried it on: NICE SuperEISA, 20MB, AMD 486DX2/80, etc....

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scroll-lock-return combo reboots Intel NetBSD 1.0?

Post by Jeremy Nels » Thu, 07 Sep 1995 04:00:00



>   Forgive me if this has come up already, but I've just installed
>   a basic NetBSD 1.0 installation (base10/etc10) on a Dell Dimension
>   P75 computer, and have noticed that activating the scroll-lock
>   key and pressing return (when in sh or csh) ungracefully
>   reboots the machine.  Is this a 'feature' or a 'bug'?
>   It doesn't appear to be mentioned in the BSD-FAQ.
>   The computer has Phoenix Bios 4.004, if that matters.


Quote:>FWIW, I didn't experience any problems (NetBSD-1.0) trying every
>combination of this I could.  Maybe you have a flaky motherboard?

I know that when i press any of the keys that cause an LED to be lit
(scroll-lock, num-lock, caps-lock) under pccons i get a reboot, and
under pcvt i get "Timeout for LED command" or some such -- if you press
the keys quickly enough, the machine will reboot, even under pcvt --
i got around it (sorta) by just simply return()ing isntead of even
trying to send the LED command, and it doesnt die on me any more, and
since my led's werent working anyhow, doesnt make a whole lot of
difference. ;-)  Perhaps i just have a bad keyboard or something.
FIS, my computer is a non-descript, AMI-Bios based motherboard with
an AMD DX2.

(hi mike!)

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1. Modem TX and RX status via Num Lock-Caps Lock-Scroll Lock

'Netters,

A time ago someone asked about implementing their Num Lock, Caps Lock,
and Scroll Lock keyboard lights as a modem transmit and receive status
indicator.  

Has anyone accomplished this?  If so, is the code at an archive site?

-Rod
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2. remote printing

3. Locking ScrollLock in order to not Lock the Scrolling

4. INND 1.4 unoff4 and SCO 3.2v4.2

5. Scroll locked up and System locked up.

6. XF311_S3 Problems with 16 or 24bpp

7. map meta scroll-Lock to xscreensaver-command -lock > /dev/null ?

8. sound drivers o/p overrun errors ??

9. PS/2 style mice with NetBSD 1.0

10. WangDAT 1300 on NetBSD 1.0 => device busy

11. Boot select program for Netbsd 1.0/Win 95

12. Ethernet controller sometimes vanishes under NetBSD 1.0

13. binaries wanted for NetBSD 1.0: xv xpaint pdksh pgp2.6