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Re: USB keyboard problem elucidated?

From: Derrik Pates
Subject: Re: USB keyboard problem elucidated?
Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 00:19:03 -0600
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On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 08:29:11AM +0900, Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> At Thu, 2 May 2002 21:01:10 -0600,
> Derrik Pates wrote:
> > On a newly-acquired ARM CY13 laptop (Pentium 4, Phoenix BIOS, Intel i845
> > chipset), I've noticed the oft-discussed problem with USB keyboards -
> > that they don't actually work when GRUB itself gets loaded.
> Be more specific, please. "don't work" means "hangs up" or "does not
> respond"?

Until you press at least one key on its internal keyboard, the keyboard
plugged in via the USB port does nothing. However, if you've pressed
anything on the USB keyboard, as soon as something's pressed on the
internal keyboard, the buffer contents come spewing out. I think I
mentioned in the original message that a USB-attached keyboard wouldn't
see any response from GRUB until a key on the internal keyboard got

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