SunBlade 100 keyboard issues

jim stephens jwsmail at
Tue Sep 1 18:46:46 CDT 2020

On 9/1/2020 1:36 PM, Jeffrey S. Worley via cctalk wrote:
> <snip>
> An advertisement for the type 7 keyboard gave me a clue that this is a
> known problem with some early SunBlade machines and that I would need a
> Firmware upgrade.  I've looked on Oraclle's site for Sunblade 100
> firmware upgrades and not found them.
> Can someone link me to the latest firmware for the SunBlade 100 so I
> can get it to recognize this keyboard?
> The OpenBoot Prom utility however, does not see this keyboard at all.
>   I

The system is designed that way.  All the Sparc systems would go to the serial port w/o a keyboard.

I don't know how that is affected unless they have a problem with the timing of the keyboard
powering up or such.  the design for the PS/2 keyboard is for the PC, and everyone else that uses it

I recall with Sun keyboards they could be unplugged and replugged and the firmware would allow you
to get them to function (including the L1 button).

I guess you've tried bringing up the system and have no FB / keyboard session, so that won't do much good.


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