Great Post and website, the pic you posted on the site of the lashed up IDE cable between the Amstrad mb connector and usb interface, is that the final wiring configuration (after you posted the update?)Casalor wrote:I've done something similar with an old Amstrad CPC 6128 (which was fried – so I didn't have any moral dilemma about dissecting it). I simply wanted to get it working well enough in X to use properly. The steps I took (from memory) were;
Worked out the Amstrad keyboard matrix (luckily I found a diagram online).
Ripped out the interface from a standard pc usb keyboard.
Got an old IDE ribbon cable (as it was handy) and did a soldering job which roughly approximated the x and y table of the Amstrad keyboard to the usb interface.
Worked out the keypress events in linux by pluggin the amstrad keyboard into my netbooks usb port (using xev in a desktop terminal session).
Wrote out an xmodmap parameter file.
Take delivery of Pi.
Install debian to an SD card.
Switch on machine with a standard usb keyboard attached (otherwise I would have got gibberish).
Enable gui login (in the /etc/inittab file).
Call /etc/X11/Xmodmap (with my mapped keys) from /etc/gdm/PreSession/Defaults (I put the call somewhere near the bottom I think).
Unplug usb keyboard and reboot.
Frankly I’m amazed it works as well as it does.
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