problem with special keys in lfs-cvs (home, end, F1...)

Greg Schafer gschafer at
Thu Aug 22 15:33:50 PDT 2002

On Fri, Aug 23, 2002 at 12:25:19AM +0200, Daniel Balsiger wrote:
> Greeeeeaaaaaat
> thank you for your quick answer. fortunately a kernel-rebuild
> finally solved the problem. (2 builds)
> I tried it with my old kernel-tree which didn't work.
> I remembered with this kernel my install scripts did a
> cd /usr/share/kbd/keymaps &&
> ln -s i386/qwertz/ &&
> loadkeys -m /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/ > \
> /usr/src/linux/drivers/char/defkeymap.c
> right after installing kbd.
> I had to unpack a brandnew kernel source tree and recompile it again...
> the new kernel I have built had  the original /usr/src/linux/drivers/char/defkeymap.c
> Now I try to move these 4 lines right before kernel build in my scripts
> and I hope this will fix it for coming builds.

Possibly unrelated but you should be aware of a bad bug recently
discovered in loadkeys. If you patched your gcc-3.x to change the
default arch or you compiled kbd with -march=i686 or greater you     
will probably hit the bug.

If this is indeed the case, compile kbd with -march=i586.

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