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Re: no key strokes from remote console when no keyboard attached

On Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 12:57:45AM +0200, Frank Hempel wrote:
> Hello,
> 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 don't do this, but it seems to me that the easiest thing is to
compare which modules are loaded before and after the keyboard is
plugged in. do an lsmod before and after to see which modules are
loaded and them put them in /etc/modules to force them to load on
boot. That's just a guess though...


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