[rescue] USB KVM with my Octane: possible?

Micah R Ledbetter vlack-lists at vlack.com
Tue Jun 19 17:51:08 CDT 2007

On Jun 19, 2007, at 01:49, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:

> When an endpoint device hops on the network
> and gets its address, it screams its profile type (there are several
> standard ones--which is why simple devices like keyboards, mice, flash
> drives, media readers, and stereo audio devices Just Work without
> drivers), vendor id, and model id back at the root hub, so that your
> machine knows which drivers to load.

Not that I've found such a thing... but it sounds like that profile- 
screaming would make it plausible to design an adapter designed to  
work with standard keyboards and mice. Is that not the case?

> ... that wonderful 16.7kHz bit-banging bus that
> should've died decades ago.

Well, to be fair, I only care about this for my Octane, which *is* a  
decade old... :)

  - Micah

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