Re: laptop w/ external keyboard misprint FYI

From: Vojtech Pavlik (
Date: Thu Jul 03 2003 - 02:03:17 EST

On Fri, Jun 27, 2003 at 12:55:50PM -0400, David Ford wrote:

> 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.
> Keyboard plugged in:
> input: PS/2 Generic Mouse on isa0060/serio1
> Mouse plugged in:
> input: PS/2 Logitech Mouse on isa0060/serio1

Honestly, I don't think this is possible. If your keyboard is detected
as a mouse, it cannot work a a keyboard. Though maybe your
keyboard/mouse controller BIOS may be playing tricks on us.

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs, SuSE CR
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