Re: Question related to FreeBSD Serial Console...

From: Matthew D. Fuller <>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 22:04:39 -0500
On Tue, Sep 02, 2003 at 12:18:51PM +0100 I heard the voice of, and lo! it spake thus:
> Keyboard and mouse manufacturers usually give dire warnings about plugging
> in PS/2 devices when the machine is powered up, maybe that's the reason
> why.

I think it's more because the interface isn't really designed
electrically to support hot-plugging.  I've cooked motherboards[0] by
hot-plugging keyboards before.

[0] Often I could, after heating up the soldering iron and a trip to
    Radio Shack, recover them, but not always.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |
Systems/Network Administrator |

"The only reason I'm burning my candle at both ends, is because I
      haven't figured out how to light the middle yet"
Received on Wed Sep 03 2003 - 18:04:43 UTC

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