PE350 and KVM switch bscott at
Thu Dec 5 10:36:01 CST 2002

On Wed, 4 Dec 2002, at 10:07pm, michael_e_brown at wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Dec 2002 bscott at wrote:
>> However, keep in mind that the PS/2 keyboard/mouse controller was never
>> designed to be hotplugged.  Doing so can damage it.It is rather rare -- I
> Not true. I believe that Microsoft's PC design guidelines have specified
> hotpluggable keyboard/mice since at least around PC98.

  Ah.  I wasn't aware of that.  Thinking about it, any time it has happened
(blown controller), it has been an older motherboard, so that makes sense.

> It's just a shame that Microsoft's own OS cannot take advantage of it
> (especially since they were the ones doing the design guidelines).

  Heh.  No comment.  :-)


Ben Scott <bscott at>
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