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I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on an HP G60 laptop with a Targus serial port replicator to USB and a custom cable between the keyboard and the replicator

I ran modprobe sunkbd.

Nothing works for the Type 5. The type 5c beeps when I plug it in or boot up but none of the keys work. What am I missing?

I've pluged the Type 5c in via the mini DIN plug under the keyboard that is for the mouse because you can't detach the 5c cable from the keyboard.

  • 'none of the keys work' -- how are you testing that? – sendmoreinfo Jun 7 '13 at 21:57
  • sorry, i should have retracted this. I am using a PC and the keyboard is sun. They communicate over serial differently. You can buy or make a converter thing but it's not worth all that. Thanks for checking in. – skinney6 Jun 9 '13 at 1:25
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You can build this adapter easily yourself if you have some soldering skills. See https://www.xapek.org/dw/notiz:sun_type_5

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