[ubuntu-uk] PS/2 port detection

David King linuxman at avoura.com
Fri Dec 17 22:24:56 GMT 2010

I don't know the answer to your question, but that old error message "no 
keyboard detected, press F1 to continue" is one of my old favourites 
from years ago in the old days of DOS-based 286 PCs.

I still wonder why anyone thought that error message made sense when 
they put it into the BIOS.


Jacob Mansfield wrote:
> not strictly Ubuntu but would anybody be able to explain how the BIOS 
> detects PS/2 devices. I'm setting up a media center PC with no 
> keyboard and keep getting stuck with a 'no keyboard detected, press F1 
> to continue' message, depending on how the devices are connected this 
> /could/ be as simple to fix as shoving a resistor into the socket.
> Jacob Mansfield
> Programmer

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