Re: AT keyboard optional on i386?
Ricky Beam (email@example.com)
Thu, 31 May 2001 18:52:23 -0400 (EDT)
On Tue, 29 May 2001, Pavel Roskin wrote:
>> You can a few nice tricks with it like plug in two PS/2 keyboards. I
>> have this for my home setup. The only thing is make sure you don't
>> have both keyboards plugged in when you turn your PC on. I found BIOS
>> get confused by two PS/2 keyboards. As you can it is very easy to
>> multiplex many keyboards with the above design. I have had 4 different
>> keyboards hooked up to my system and functioning at the same time. We
>> even got a Sun keyboard to work on a intel box :-)
>That's what we like Linux for. It doesn't get confused when everything
>else does :-)
Heh, that's funny. I must admit I'd never thought of that.
Anyway, the bios gets confused because it's trying to figure out (in a very
simple way) where the keyboard and mouse are. It's true there's lots of
voodoo in PC BIOSes; keyboard/mouse detection isn't one of them.
(As I recall, I have to have something in the port to get it enabled. Linux
doesn't seem to know how to enable it.)
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