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Old 08-23-2004, 04:41 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2004
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Distribution: suse 9.1/knoppix/slackware
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Lightbulb disabling keyboard until completely booted

This is (i think) a fairly unusual question, but i think that it is possible.

Is it possible (and if so how) to disable the keyboard (aka PS2 barcode scanner) on startup until linux has booted, logged in, apache, mysql, and the lynx browser, started without errors?

basically this is going to be a dumb terminal, with no monitor, and only a barcode scanner as input, and the scanner must not be active until everthing is running, also how hard would it be ( i am assuming part of startup script, to enable a remote logon to troubleshoot if anything goes wrong, ssh i assume)

Thanks in advance

p.s fastest distro on startup with the above features would be???


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