On Fri, 20 Jun 2003 10:09:35 -0500, Leary staggered into the Black Sun
Quote:> I'm working with rack mounted servers, not on KVM's.
?? When you have more than 2 or 3 machines in one small area, a KVM is
almost a necessity. Get one if you need to work on a machine's console
Quote:> Servers were installed with mice and keyboard, mouse is disconnected
> during normal operations. The problem comes up when a tech tries to
> connect a mouse locally while the server is running. [Neither] the
> keyboard nor the mouse work.
Yep. This is a combination of X and the x86 architecture's fault, most
likely. The PS/2 mouse port and the PS/2 keyboard port share signals
and/or behave as one device in some way, which can lead to symptoms like
what you describe in X. Make sure that "AllowMouseOpenFail" is set to
"true" in your /etc/X11/XF86Config. You may have to restart X when you
plug a mouse in; AFAIK X only looks for devices when it's first started
Quote:> Any way to make a keyboard work when x started without a mouse?
Think about using a USB mouse, buy a KVM. It seems strange for a
rackmount Linux box to be running an X server anyway--wasted resources
and all that.
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