[rescue] Best brains: Dead keyboard ports on PC hardware

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Tue Jun 19 08:00:32 CDT 2007

Mike Hebel wrote:
> In a fit of angst Phil Stracchino gargled the following:
>> Marcin 'Rambo' Roguski wrote:
>>> Excluding the hardware failure? Can you disable serial
>>> ports and see what happens?
>> Not without getting into the BIOS.  See chicken and egg.  :)
> Something else just occurred to me - try plugging in just the keyboard but
> into the _mouse_ port.  Sometimes those are separate ports but have some
> fallback.

Already tried that, unfortunately.  I also tried three different
keyboards, two of them known good keyboards from other machines, to rule
out a keyboard failure.

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