Booting without keyboard.

Manuel Rabade (MiG) mig at
Mon Oct 6 18:17:26 PDT 2003

On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 06:38:03PM -0500, MiG wrote:
> Some years ago I worked as technical service, and i see al least 2 machines with
> the keyboard port "burned" because of this :-P, but also i know about too many
> people that do it and nothing happens ... but i like to do it :-P.

I mean, "i don't like to do it" :-P, sorry for my bad english.
> On Tue, Oct 07, 2003 at 01:05:10AM +0200, Ph. Schulz wrote:
> > >I've read (although never actually seen myself - so take this with as large
> > >a grain of salt as you like) that hotplugging PS/2 peripherals can damage
> > >the port you're plugging them into, so I'd be wary about doing this.
> > 
> >  This is what I've heard, too, but I've never seen a PS/2 port being 
> > damaged from 'hot plugging' either. However, I've seen it quite a few 
> > times that unplugging and replugging the mouse or the keyboard leaves 
> > the device not working afterwards. I've seen this under FreeBSD as well 
> > as under (I hate to admit it, but it's the PC at work) Windows NT4 and 
> > 2000. I've read a magazine article once which said that this is not the 
> > OS's responsibility but the hardware (keyboard or mouse) itself crashing.
> >  So regardless if hot-plugging the keyboard works or not, if you plan 
> > to do this several times a day, you might want to thing about getting a 
> > KVM switch.
> > 
> > 	Phil.
> > 
> > 
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