adding keyboard after reboot with no keyboard ...
derek at computinginnovations.com
Tue Apr 10 15:10:42 UTC 2007
At 09:55 AM 4/10/2007, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
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>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
>*after* rebooting it with no keyboard, that will have that keyboard
>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
>actually power cycle the machine ... which of course, is too late to do any
This is a limitation of the hardware in the keyboards and the
motherboards. The only solution I have found is to use a KVM switch which
keeps the keyboard and mouse ports active during bootups.
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