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Recommended update for package kbd


(Last modified: 23JAN2003)

solutions Recommended update for package kbd SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (33c3c969cc4ea7fa3ea335e6d668e61f)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: kbd
Release: 20030123
Obsoletes: none


This package should be installed if you get this error message upon boot:
kbdrate: Failed waiting for kbd controller!



Problem description

kbdrate used a timeout when waiting for the keyboard controller in order to allow booting of machines without keyboard. However, this timeout was dependent on the speed of the machine and could be too short. A different mechanism is used now, being machine independent. Furthermore a compose table compose.latin1.cedilla has been added which composes an accented c to cedilla.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as a RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh kbd.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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