Re: [Linux-ia64] AT Keyboard not present?

From: Johannes Erdfelt <>
Date: 2001-09-08 06:02:52
On Fri, Sep 07, 2001, Krishnakumar B <> wrote:
> On Friday, 7 September 2001, Johannes Erdfelt wrote:
> > 
> > The only way to supress the message is to hack it out of the kernel.
> > 
> > The message comes from the fact the BIOS does legacy device emulation
> > for USB keyboards and mice. I think the ia64 BIOS supports this as well.
> > However, the emulation isn't perfect and will cause messages like this.
> > 
> > When the HC driver loads, it turns this off and natively handles the USB
> > keyboard.
> > 
> > The real fix is to use USB drivers as early as possible.
> How does one do this ? Can it be loaded via initrd ? I got some symbol
> referencing errors while doing this. Then the uhci module was loaded as
> usual when booting and this time there were no symbol referencing errors.

There should be no reason it can't be loaded via initrd.

Any symbol problems would most likely be a problem with the distribution
you are using.

Received on Fri Sep 07 13:01:34 2001

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