adding keyboard after reboot with no keyboard ...
mr.sdjohnson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 17:02:55 UTC 2007
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On 4/10/07, Chuck Swiger <cswiger at mac.com> wrote:
> On Apr 10, 2007, at 7:55 AM, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> > I hate it when a subject doesn't easily present itself ... but ...
> > Is there something that I'm missing, such that if I add a keyboard
> > to a server
> > *after* rebooting it with no keyboard, that will have that keyboard
> > recognized?
> > Basically, I have several remote servers, with no keyboards, but if
> > I need a
> > tech to check something on the console (ie. the ethernet went down
> > for some
> > reason), when they plug a keyboard back in again, there is no
> > signal until they
> > actually power cycle the machine ... which of course, is too late
> > to do any
> > diagnosis :(
> You should be able to add a USB keyboard and have it be recognized,
> at least by the newer versions of FreeBSD.
> If you're talking about a PS/2 keyboard, probably not...the BIOS
> recognizes and configures them at boot time, and if one isn't present
> then, the resources aren't allocated for one to be added later. You
> should also be aware that PS/2 isn't a "hot plug" interface-- some
> people have blown fuses on their motherboards by hot-plugging a PS/2
> keyboard while the system is running. Someone's suggestion about
> using a KVM is a good thought, however...
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