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Wow: presumably you want to be able to use the mouse and kbd sometime right? Or do you plan for this to be a dedicated, 100% of the time, player? (How would you edit playlists?) Otherwise it would be a pain to boot without kbd support by default.
Anyhoo - After you have booted, you can disconnect the kbd and mouse can't you?
I wonder what would happen if you edit out the keboard and mouse entries in Xorg.conf? Or, possibly you can remove the mouse/kdb seeking section of the boot script.
I havn't tried to boot ubuntu without kbd or mouse ... I'll try it right now:
... BIOS reports keyboard failure
... GRUB screen starts OK
... booting Ubuntu Hoary
... X starts up - I see the gnome login screen.
of course, I cannot login - presumably you've set things up to login a particular user on startup. however - Xserver would seem to be running.
Simon Bridge thanks for the answer. The computer will act as a jukebox and will be placed in small shops and bars where the staff can select between readymade playlists. Thats why i dont need keyboard and mouse.
Booting Hoary without mouse and kbd the x server doesnt come up. Ubuntu shows me the tty1. I played around with the parameter of xorg but that didnīt work neither.
mmh. dont know what can i do.
still no luck. I intalled Hoary on another machine and for my surprise the X server comes up without having connected mouse and kbd. So i copied that xorg,conf to the PC where it does not work. But no luck with that neither with the commands on the entire Section "InputDevice".
I have an evtouch screen working for my receptionist panel. You need to alter the 'eventX' device name when you don't have other input devices attached. It has decremented to something like 2 or 1.
Also, if you can't get X to start without keyboard, due to no core keyboard, use the "void" driver (versus kbd or keyboard). I have no problem with my particular ITX board starting without a keyboard, but I did experience exactly your issue when my eventX decremented after mouse was removed.