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Bug 83936 - Cherry Linux Keyboard keys not working
Summary: Cherry Linux Keyboard keys not working
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: AMD64 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-03-03 04:38 UTC by Alexander Jenisch
Modified: 2005-04-18 11:21 UTC (History)
0 users

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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

config file of kernel (.config,25.97 KB, text/plain)
2005-03-14 06:58 UTC, Alexander Jenisch

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Description Alexander Jenisch 2005-03-03 04:38:31 UTC
i've bought a brand new multimedia keyboard from cherry and configured it so that (about all) my keys would do what i want. now there's that problem, that with newer kernel versions my keyboard keys stop working. "xev" does not give any output on many of my additional keys. i could use all but one key (the "KDE" key, left to the "TUX" key), until gentoo-dev-sources went "r7" and other sources show the same behavior, like development-sources, or the like.
Comment 1 Toralf Förster gentoo-dev 2005-03-05 13:18:29 UTC
new kernel should solve this problem
Comment 2 Daniel Black (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-05 21:20:55 UTC
please reopen with kernel info and any other relevant settings if 2.6.11 kernel doesn't work.
Comment 3 Alexander Jenisch 2005-03-11 03:41:25 UTC
i do have installed nothing changed for me. could you please look into that matter?
Comment 4 Luca Barbato gentoo-dev 2005-03-14 01:59:48 UTC
attach your .config and emerge info output
Comment 5 Alexander Jenisch 2005-03-14 06:58:44 UTC
Created attachment 53428 [details]
config file of kernel
Comment 6 Alexander Jenisch 2005-03-14 06:59:02 UTC
root@eNTi # emerge info
Portage (default-linux/amd64/2004.3, gcc-3.4.3, glibc-, x86_64)
System uname: x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+
Gentoo Base System version 1.6.10
Python:              dev-lang/python-2.3.5 [2.3.5 (#1, Feb 20 2005, 00:28:36)]
ccache version 2.3 [enabled]
dev-lang/python:     2.3.5
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.59-r6, 2.13
sys-devel/automake:  1.5, 1.6.3, 1.9.5, 1.4_p6, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.14
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="amd64 ~amd64"
CFLAGS="-march=k8 -O2 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/lib/X11/xkb /usr/share/config /usr/share/texmf/dvipdfm/config/ /usr/share/texmf/dvips/config/ /usr/share/texmf/tex/generic/config/ /usr/share/texmf/tex/platex/config/ /usr/share/texmf/xdvi/ /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-march=k8 -O2 -pipe"
FEATURES="autoaddcvs autoconfig ccache digest distlocks fixpackages sandbox"
USE="amd64 16bit X a52 aalib acpi acpi4linux alsa apache2 audiofile bash-completion berkdb bitmap-fonts bzip2 bzlib c++ cdb cdda cddb cdinstall cdparanoia chroot crypt ctype cups curl dga dio divx4linux dts dvb dvd dvdr dvdread emul-linux encode ethereal fam flac font-server foomaticdb freetype ftp gdbm gif gkrellm gmp gphoto2 gpm gtk gtk2 icq imagemagick imlib imlib2 ipv6 java javascript jikes jp2 jpeg junit lesstif libwww lua lzw lzw-tiff mad maildir matroska mcal motif moznocompose moznoirc moznomail mp3 mplayer ncurses net nethack nls nvidia offensive ogg oggvorbis openal opengl pam pdflib perl png ppds print procmail python qt readline samba sdl ssl svg sysvipc tcltk tcpd tetex tga threads tiff timidity transcode truetype truetype-fonts type1 type1-fonts usb userlocales utf8 v4l v4l2 videos vim vim-with-x xchatdccserver xine xml2 xmms xosd xpm xrandr xv xvid zlib"
Comment 7 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-04-01 03:12:19 UTC
Please test 2.6.12-rc1 and if the problem still exists then file a bug at and post the URL here. Thanks.
Comment 8 Alexander Jenisch 2005-04-18 06:52:13 UTC
can't test this, because nvidia drivers wont work with 2.6.12.
Comment 9 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-04-18 08:49:10 UTC
You could use the working "nv" driver just to test the keyboard
Comment 10 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-04-18 11:21:36 UTC
I've done a bit more reading, and assuming its the CyMotion version, which connects through USB, you need to patch your kernel before using it (the relevant patch comes included with the keyboard, so you probably installed it correctly the first time round). There's a new patch for 2.6.11 on the linux kernel mailing list.