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Re: Possible bug in grub with USB Keyboard

From: Derrik Pates
Subject: Re: Possible bug in grub with USB Keyboard
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 10:38:23 -0700
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On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 04:36:30PM +0000, Rob wrote:
> There is a bug,
> reproducable every time with my hardware cant
> say for others,
> grub does not recognise usb keyboard input.

No, that's not a GRUB problem. Your BIOS can probably deal on its own
with USB devices, but if you booted into DOS, say, you'd be in the same
boat - i.e., your keyboard would be invisible to it. You need to turn on
legacy keyboard emulation in your BIOS (most recent boards have such an
option) for GRUB to be able to see the keyboard - unless you REALLY want
to implement a USB stack, USB UHCI and OHCI (and eventually EHCI)
controller drivers, and an HID class driver in GRUB, which I think would
be an unnecessary pain in the ass.

In other words, it's not a bug, it's a Feature (TM).

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