Gareth Howlett wrote: > > > We’ve got a number of computers sitting around the office that don’t > detect PS/2 peripherals when plugged-in. If they were plugged-in during > boot they work just fine, but if they were plugged-in after boot they don’t. > > 1) Anyone here ever heard of this before? > > 2) Is there anything I can do about it (force a kernel re-detect?) > > > > I’ve checked the BIOS settings and I’m using FC4 (2.6.12-1.1447). Dmesg > and /var/log/messages don’t display anything relevant (in the after-boot > case). > First of all, most (all) PS/2 devices are not designed to be hotplugged. Depending on the BIOS, it may disable the PS/2 mouse connection if there is not a mouse plugged in at boot. There may be a BIOS setting for this. But if I remember correctly, this is a choice of off or auto. Depending on your hardware, you may also be running the risk of destroying the PS/2 device or motherboard circuitry. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!