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On Sat, 11 Dec 1999 chipaca@piquillin.fis.uncor.edu wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 09, 1999 at 01:43:40PM +0100, Bakonyi Ferenc wrote:
> > >
> > > I know multihead support will be for 2.5.x but we really need at some
> > > point come up with a way to support it. When its does multi head the
> > > fg_console will be pretty much unless since more than one head will be the
> > > fg_console.
> > I assumed there may be only one keyboard and only one fb console
> > can have the keyboard focus at one time. This 'focused' console is
> > fg_console.
>
> the problem is that this isn't always true: it is possible to
> have at least two keyboards on a box, one using the AT interface
> and the other via the PS/2 interface. There's a patch (or there
> was a patch, or the intent of a patch) out there since 2.1.12x
> that makes this possible, and it is my understanding that USB
> could in principle allow more than these two keyboards.

Thats very true. You could also have several fbdev and only one
keyboard. What do you in this case? This will have to be discussed in
detail.


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