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Old 02-13-2005, 08:35 AM   #1
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keyboard disable


How can disable the keyboard on startup
I'm making a Presentation CD bazed on Movix and I don't want the keyboard to be active. I don't want to recompile the kernel. I don't need to activate keyboard at any time - I need it dead.
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Old 02-13-2005, 09:32 AM   #2
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I doin't know whether it would be suitable but you could always redirect the keyboard input to /dev/null

First, check the BIOS for the computer in question (I assume its a laptop and you can't just remove the keyboard). Some BIOSs have options to disable keyboards.

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Old 02-13-2005, 09:58 AM   #3
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actually it's not for my computer
It's for every computer in the world and the person who ordered the CD wants the keyboard to be inactive - I don't know his reason
 
Old 02-13-2005, 10:00 AM   #4
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how can I redirect to /dev/null - I'm not a programmer, I can write little bash scripts and nothing more
 
Old 02-14-2005, 04:52 PM   #5
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I tried to recompile the kernel, but I didn't find an option for the kyeboard - perhaps I have to write my own kernel? Where's the fucken "disable in this hardware profile"?
 
  


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