[ubuntu-uk] PS/2 port detection

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Sat Dec 18 20:49:24 GMT 2010


On 18 December 2010 20:30, Neil Greenwood <neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 17 December 2010 22:24, David King <linuxman at avoura.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>>
>
> I think it's actually 2 error messages, concatenated. There's a
> generic "press F1 to continue" when any error happens during the POST.
> This is the BIOS option that the OP should look for, something like
> "continue on error", rather than specifically looking for a keyboard
> option. IIRC. It's years since I looked in the BIOS setup screen for
> this problem.

That is likely true, but it does not make it any less silly that
having detected that there is no keyboard it suggests using this
non-existent device.

Colin



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