no key strokes from remote console when no keyboard attached
I'm facing the problem that when I have booted my server with no
keyboard attached and debian is up and running, the OS does not
recognize any key stroke I send through a remote service facility.
Important to note: the installed remote service card snoops the vga
information and puts keyboard/mouse events on the bus as it would do a
real keybord/mouse. So for the Bootloader and OS it's no difference that
events came from the remote service card or the real keyboard. But
unfortunatly the remote service card is not recognized as keyboard when
the linux keyboard driver checks for one. So if no real keyboard was
attached, the keyboard driver doesn't seem to be activate (it is comiled
in the kernel).
Plugging a keyboard lets the kernel print
"Input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0"
to the console and from now on the OS recognizes key strokes from both
keyboard and remote service card. When I detach the keyboard now the
keyboard driver seems to stay active because key strokes from the remote
service card get still recognized (what is what I want).
So my question is: How can I "trigger" the keyboard driver to be active
from the start even when no real keyboard was found?
I'm running a Debian Sarge with kernel 2.6.8. The following gives the
kernel configuration of probably relevant switches.
Thanks for your hints and pointers!
# Input I/O drivers
# CONFIG_GAMEPORT is not set
# CONFIG_SERIO_SERPORT is not set
# CONFIG_SERIO_CT82C710 is not set
# Input Device Drivers
# CONFIG_KEYBOARD_SUNKBD is not set
# CONFIG_KEYBOARD_LKKBD is not set
# CONFIG_KEYBOARD_XTKBD is not set
# CONFIG_KEYBOARD_NEWTON is not set
# CONFIG_MOUSE_SERIAL is not set
# CONFIG_MOUSE_VSXXXAA is not set
# CONFIG_INPUT_JOYSTICK is not set
# CONFIG_INPUT_TOUCHSCREEN is not set
# CONFIG_INPUT_MISC is not set