On Tue, 23 Mar 2004, Wayne Sierke wrote: > On Tue, 2004-03-23 at 16:52, Shaun T. Erickson wrote: > > Steve Ireland wrote: > > > > > This is a PS/2 thing, not an operating system thing. You really can > > > fry your motherboard plugging and unplugging PS/2 devices while the > > > system is powered up. > > > > I suppose it's possible, but I know I 've never fry'd one. I'm always > > unplugging and pluging mine back in. > > I'd never fried one either until just recently. Of all things when I > plugged a mouse back in. It disabled the keyboard as well. Luckily the > 'fried' part turned out to be a fusible link on the motherboard and was > easily repaired. This was an old board, though, and I've certainly not > had any problems with more recent boards. I'm not sure why fusible links > were thought to be necessary. Possibly it was the early days of PS/2 and > there was uncertainty about what people would be plugging in to those > connectors.
But of course, the best solution to this whole hot-plugging issue is this: BUY ANOTHER KEYBOARD OR MOUSE. What you would rather do? Buy a $20 keyboard/mouse or a $150+ motherboard? Heck, you can buy cheap 4-port KVMs for under $200 these days too. -- Matt Emmerton _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"