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

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Tue Jun 19 10:21:19 CDT 2007

In a fit of angst Lionel Peterson gargled the following:
>>From: "Geoffrey S. Mendelson" <gsm at mendelson.com>
>>Date: 2007/06/19 Tue AM 09:20:48 CDT
>>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>>Subject: Re: [rescue] Best brains: CBCB Dead keyboard ports on PC
> hardware
>>On Tue, Jun 19, 2007 at 09:02:45AM -0500, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>> When USB is "disabled" at the MB level, the OS won't se the USB
>>> hardware
>>> attached (the port is, uhm, "disabled").
>>> Besides, there is no conclusive statement that the MB supports USB
> keybaord/
>>> mouse at the BIOS level if it were enabled...
>>Stick in a USB PCI card that is supported by W2K. When it boots, Windows
>>will see your keyboard and mouse.
> Good answer!

As was stated earlier there was a question of what to do if W2K asked for
drivers/input.  However if you had something on the "approved" hardware
list and the system recognized APM properly you could install the card,
have W2K do it's driver install thing, then use the single power button
push to have the APM shutdown the system cleanly.  Turning it back on
should allow W2K to then recognize the card and anything attached to it.

Just another $.02 worth of thoughts... ^_^

Mike Hebel
See with eyes unclouded, Think with mind uncluttered, Act with heart

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