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Re: Microsoft wireless desktop problems

From: Petr Janda <elekktretterr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 14:27:19 +1000

>     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.

Hi Matt,

So Ive tried booting Linux cd that uses GRUB and keyboard works fine. I also 
tried FBSD 7.1 but it doesnt work in FreeBSD boot menu.

So heres an idea. Whats involved in changing our boot loader to GRUB?. Solaris 
has been using it by default. Maybe its time to dump the 20 year old 
technology and get a fleshy colorful boot loader that works with current 
technology. It would also definately differentiate DragonFly from FreeBSD.


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