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Re: Microsoft wireless desktop problems

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 19:38:21 -0700 (PDT)

:Hi Matt and others,
:Since DragonFly will be releasing soon, I thought it would be a good idea to 
:mention some minor issues that I have with my MS Wireless Desktop 
:keyboard/mouse. I used to use Logitech which worked great (untill i broke the 
:Issue 1:
:Keyboard doesnt work in the DragonFly boot menu.

    The boot menu uses BIOS calls for keyboard access.  Does it work
    with anyone else's boot menu?  FreeBSD?  Linux?

    If it does then a patch set that smtms put together that gets rid of
    most of the BTX junk might help for the keyboard.  It was a few months
    ago and I think it is still in one of his git branches.  You should
    be able to find a reference in the list archives.  If FreeBSD's boot
    menu works w/ this keyboard then that patch set might make ours 
    work w/ the keyboard too.

    It's a bit too late for this release cycle for us to patch it into
    master.  It's been around a while but it kinda got lost and now
    there isn't enough testing time left before the release.

:Issue 2:
:Mouse isnt recognized at all.
:Would it be difficult to get this working before the release? In FreeBSD 7 the 
:mouse doesnt work either.

    I don't think there is much that can be done about a mouse
    that doesn't probe as a mouse.  It might be possible to create
    a quirk entry of some sort but I've never tried making a USB
    device look like something else.

					Matthew Dillon 

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