Subject: Re: Keyboard difficulties
To: David Laight <>
From: Chuck McManis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/04/2001 02:57:54
And there is the small issue that since on "cheapo" motherboards the 5v 
line isn't fused "hot plugging" a mouse or keyboard can be "quick frying" 
of your motherboard. Having helped debug three such "problems" this year 
alone, I don't think its a good idea. If you want to hot plug such things 
then perhaps the USB drivers would be more suitable.

--Chuck McManis

At 10:48 AM 12/4/01 +0000, David Laight wrote:
>I recently grovelled through the ps2 mouse code (my new mouse wasn't
>working - my fault).  There doesn't seem to be anything in netBSD to
>support 'hot plugging' of keyboards and mice.