USB keyboard riddle
odela01 at ca.com
Sun May 4 19:46:26 PDT 2003
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Hi, here's a riddle for you.
I've got a machine with an Abit AT7 motherboard. So no legacy ports,
just USB and Firewire. The BIOS has two options for USB keyboard
support: "BIOS" or "OS". OS means that the operating system must
support the keyboard, BIOS means that the BIOS will emulate a standard
keyboard. The keyboard only works in FreeBSD if it's set to OS, but
Windows XP doesn't seem to care.
This is OK, except that I want to dual boot between Windows XP and
FreeBSD. Both the FreeBSD boot manager and GRUB rely on BIOS calls to
read from the keyboard. So to actually make a selection in the boot
manager, I have to set the keyboard support to BIOS, but then I can't
use the keyboard once FreeBSD is running.
Is it possible to make this work? I couldn't see anything obvious in
the ukbd man page.
Lachlan O'Dea <lodea at vet.com.au> Computer Associates Pty Ltd
Webmaster Vet - Anti-Virus Software
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