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Re: keyboard loss in DF

From: Chris Pressey <cpressey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 13:19:13 -0800

On Thu, 2 Dec 2004 13:05:16 -0800 (PST)
Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>     Anything related to PS/2 dropping out on a KVM switch is almost
>     certainly related to problems resynchronizing the keyboard/mouse
>     stream after it has been 'glitched'.  E.G. the same issue occurs
>     if you unplug a PS/2 mouse and plug it back in.
>     This is code I've only glanced at but if someone wants to take a
>     look at it and play around (add printf's to see what the stream
>     looks like after a glitch to see if it's possible to resynchronize
>     it in a better way then the current code does)... then I'd go for
>     it.

I may have a clue: I found that if I boot with


then I don't have the problem..  if I set it to "NO", I do.  I'd be
interested to know if this has the same effect on other people having
similar keyboard-loss problems.

It makes some sense that the mouse could be the problem in my (KVM
switch) case, but I can't see how that would affect PS/2 keyboards
without a KVM switch.  I don't know how they interact though.


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