Re: laptop w/ external keyboard misprint FYI

From: John Bradford (
Date: Wed Jul 02 2003 - 06:59:35 EST

> > Kernel 2.5.73, first time I've used an external keyboard
> >
> > When I plug my external Logitech keyboard into my laptop, (shared
> > keyboard/mouse port), dmesg output indicates a generic mouse was
> > attached instead of a keyboard. The keyboard works, it's just the
> > dmesg info that's inaccurate.
> Well, you have plugged keyboard into
> *mouse* port. Its small miracle it works ;), and
> it probably will not work in LILO. You
> should use Y cabel and plug keyboard there.

A keyboard should work fine, (in any recent 2.5 Linux kernel), plugged
in to the AUX port, and it should identify it as a keyboard. I've
tested this, and it worked fine for me.

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