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SubjectRe: MB without keyboard controller / USB-only keyboard ?
On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 12:03:24PM +0100, Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Jan 2003 23:24:59 +0100
> Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech@suse.cz> wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 11:42:47AM +0100, Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:
> > > Hello all,
> > >
> > > how do I work with a mb that contains no keyboard controller, but has only
> > > USB for keyboard and mouse?
> > > While booting the kernel I get:
> > >
> > > pc_keyb: controller jammed (0xFF)
> > >
> > > (a lot of these :-)
> > >
> > > and afterwards I cannot use the USB keyboard.
> > > Everything works with a mb that contains a keyboard-controller, but where I
> > > use a USB keyboard.
> >
> > Get 2.5. ;) It should work without a kbd controller ... you can even
> > disable it in the kernel config ...
>
> Nice idea, but not acceptable as this setup is for production use, you simply
> won't do that.
> It would be helpful if there was a kernel parameter for disabling the
> keyboard(-check) in 2.4. We found out that disabling it as kernel patch is not
> the right way, as standard setups with keyboard controller do not work any
> longer afterwards. This is a setup where user should be able to choose...
> The box contains a BIOS where I can type around with USB-keyboard, btw.

Anyway, did you try 2.5? I just would like to know if the keyboard
controller is properly not-detected and the system doesn't crash there?

--
Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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