USB keyboard riddle
Eduardo Viruena Silva
mrspock at esfm.ipn.mx
Sun May 4 20:10:57 PDT 2003
On Mon, 5 May 2003, Lachlan O'Dea wrote:
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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.
Perhaps you have to change your boot selector.
I have seen linux's LILO working commanded by the mouse.
why don't you try:
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