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Re: detecting devices

On Sun, 2002-03-31 at 04:28, Wilmer van der Gaast wrote:
> Not really.. Just try booting some old computers without a keyboard
> connected. It won't work, unless you tell the BIOS that not having a
> keyboard is a feature instead of a bug.. Linux will complain too when it
> cannot find a keyboard.

Right, but:

 - The question was about Linux, not the PC BIOS.  Obviously, PCs that
won't boot w/o a keyboard won't boot any OS - Linux, Windows, OS/2,

 - The kernel knows about the state of the legacy PC keyboard, but it
keeps the secret to itself.

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