26th January 16:12
Using a USB keyboard at the same time as a PS/2 keyboard?
Okay, so I did my install and I'm coming across a few issues. I got GDM
running and it looks really nice. It runs really fast. I always forget
about then when I install FreeBSD, how fast it is. At least, it seems
faster compared to SuSE.
Now I have this word processor I use, an Alphasmart 3000, that essentially
connects to your computer like a USB keyboard. Under Linux I plugged it
in, it was recognized and I could use it. The main thing you do with it
is hit a "send" button that basically dumps everything in the current file
you're working on into whatever editor you have open. Works great. Under
FreeBSD I had to use kbdcontrol to switch control to the keyboard, then
back to the PS/2 keyboard. This isn't a deal-killer by any stretch, but
isn't there a way to use both at once and not have to switch from one to
the other? Or maybe even some way to get a hotplug script of some kind to
fire when I plug it in, from which I can make the call to switch them?