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Re: USB keyboard os install

On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 10:09:47AM -0700, Anthony Lau wrote:
> At 6:06 AM -0400 5/1/2001, punt45ACP@netscape.net wrote:
> >You should be able to get a proper boot diskette at:
> >http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/woody/main/disks-i386/current/ 
> >images-1.44/
> >
> >Bear in mind that you'll HAVE to use the 2.4 kernel, if you need USB support.
> >Please follow my link and check the kernel-config file. You'll 
> >notice USB support and this entry: CONFIG_USB_KBD=m
> >I don't know if it is possible to change that toCONFIG_USB_KBD=y but 
> >I guess it's worth to try.
> >
> >Good luck!
> If his BIOS is new enough he can set USB to <BIOS> instead of <OS>. 
> Then the BIOS somehow makes it work even in 2.2.X kernels. I'm not 
> sure how this works, though.

I *think* this works by virtue of the SuperIO/ISA chipset being able to
translate HIDbp events to legacy keyboard (and sometimes mouse, too!)
events. So.. It will only work on the builtin USB controller. Also, most
systems I've used with legacy USB keyboard support will only work with
the keyboard in one specific port (usually root hub port #0)

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