Subject: Re: Are PS/2 keyboards always auto-detected, even if not plugged in?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Anthony Mallet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/04/2001 00:50:56
email@example.com wrote :
| > I was wondering why my PS/2 keyboard is always auto-detected (i386,
| > 1.5.1), even when it is not present ?
| yes. there is no checking if keyboard is actually present. i don't think
| it's even possible.
Since command failures sent to the keyboard when it is not present are
detected, it is possible.
Even PC BIOSes can detect if a keyboard is actually there (the famous
"keyboard not found, press any key to continue" message)
| but you still could plug PS/2 keyboard while system is working
| try removing pckbd from your kernel config.
My idea was to keep both drivers (usb and isa) to be able to use one or
the other with the same kernel. A kind of "GENERIC" kernel from keyboard
point of view.