Dead keyboards after boot with no keyboard
dan at slightlystrange.org
Mon Apr 14 04:38:59 PDT 2003
On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 12:29:52PM +0100, Wayne Pascoe wrote:
> Hi all,
> We have a problem with not being able to plug a keyboard into our
> machines if they are booted without keyboards.
> We don't have a KVM in our colo, and when our machines are booted, they
> don't have keyboards plugged in.
> However, when we have a problem with a machine, we need to plug a
> keyboard in. This is not recognised at all, and we have to powercycle
> the machine, with no way of trying to shut down cleanly.
> Is there a fix to this ?
Take a look at
It goes through setting up a serial console - you should then be able to
login using Hyperterm or other terminal emulator on a laptop, using a null
modem cable. It works well for me.
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