My wish list for 6.1

Eric Anderson anderson at
Fri Dec 16 11:55:25 PST 2005

Scott Long wrote:

> Guys,
> With code freeze for 6.1 about 6 weeks away, I'd like to put out my 
> 'wish list' for it:
> 1.  working kbdmux.  We need this for the growing number of systems that
> assume that USB is the primary keyboard.  Current status appears to be
> that the kbdmux driver breaks very easily.  We need this working well
> enough where it can be enabled by default, and all attached keyboards
> Just Work. 

FWIW, I've been using this for months, on a box that I've rolled from 5, 
to 6 (when I started using it), and now 7 (although outdated now).  It's 
been running perfectly, and until now I forgot I was using it.  I'm 
using it so my machine has a ps/2 keyboard on boot for BIOS and loader 
screens, but then has my usb keyboard normally.  I just leave the ps/2 
kb on top of the system, since it doesn't reboot much.

Maksim, thanks for the hard work on it so far!


Eric Anderson        Sr. Systems Administrator        Centaur Technology
Anything that works is better than anything that doesn't.

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