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Re: usb_keyboard not available as a terminal input?

From: Ineiev
Subject: Re: usb_keyboard not available as a terminal input?
Date: Sun, 21 May 2017 14:41:09 -0400
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On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 08:39:09PM +0300, Andrei Borzenkov wrote:
> > 
> > I tried `insmod ehci` anyway. Interestingly, the grub environment is sort 
> > of broken after that, because the disk is gone after the insmod command. 
> > Like, before that if I `ls`, it shows "(hd0), (hd0, gpt1), (hd0, gpt2), 
> > (hd0, gpt3)"; and after that if I `ls`, it prints a blank new line. (I am 
> > on a system that has one single drive which is a USB drive).
> Which is correct. Loading direct hardware drivers disables native
> platform drivers.
> > 
> > It seems to me like if I load ehci, the current host controller driver is 
> > replaced so grub can no longer see the USB drive it is on. However there is 
> > not an "xhci" module, so I wonder what was being replaced.
> > 
> > And if my assumption is true, why would usb_keyboard not work while the 
> > storage drive works?
> > 
> Because storage driver is using UEFI services by default (or in general
> on every platform grub prefers using native firmware to access devices).
> Why do you need usb_keyboard in the first place? Does native UEFI
> console access not work for you?

Coincidentally, I'd like to extend the protocol of usb_keyboard; most
probably, native firmware won't do. is there any documentation about
what modules are needed (no, I don't use USB drives)?

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