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Re: what is pckbc0 ? installing netbsd of HP DL140G3

On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 10:28:07PM +0000, Philip wrote:
> Sorry, I meant with pckbc disabled.
> I just tried your instructions (disable pckbc) on an old Pentium 3 at home
> it killed the PS2 keyboard, but a USB keyboard still works (once the kernel 
> picks it up)
> The HP DL140 G3 has a PS2 keyboard connector, but of I don't yet know whether 
> it's really PS2 or USB
> inside (it might be just converted to USB on the motherboard).
> Anyway that doesn't matter as the firewall will be in a rack on a remote 
> site. A dead keyboard might
> even be a security feature :-)
> Is there a way to disable pckbc for the standard kernel once the machine is 
> successfully booting
> from harddisk?  some kind of boot loader option maybe?
> would selecting serial bootblocks instead of bios bootblocks do it?
> or do I really have to recompile the kernel?

You have to rebuild a kernel in both cases

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.  
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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