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Old 08-10-2006, 10:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow question about keyboard port

i'm running a linux server off an old p2. i use the putty ssl client to access my system remotely so i dont need a monitor, keyboard, or mouse on the computer. however, if the power goes out and the computer reboots, the bios requires a keyboard for the boot-up process to complete. i know there is a way to bridge two of the pins on the ps2 port off the motherboard, to trick the computer into thinking there is a keyboard plugged in but i don't know which two pins they are. can anyone help??
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sok - i found it...

http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/bchafy/keyboard_trick.txt
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Cool, I would've just gotten a cheapo keyboard and left it plugged in. This is helpful.
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Old 08-11-2006, 03:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i gutted a keyboard, and ductaped the board part to the back of the case out of the way(kb came from trash, missing half keys)
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