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Re: [SLE] Linux and Windows XP :-)
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 10:49:57 -0500
  • Message-id: <1109692196.6057.5.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2005-03-01 at 07:55, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> My system at work is dual booted to SuSE 9.2 Professional and Windows XP. I
> was sharing the 2 desktop systems over a KVM until a week or so ago when I
> got a TFT monitor, and gave the KVM to someone else. The Keyboard and Mouse
> that came with this system are USB, but the old stuff was PS/2.
> I plugged in the new Monitor, Keyboard and mouse, booted up to SuSE, and
> everything came up perfectly. :-)))))
> Then, to test Windows XP, rebooted, the XP boot loader gave me the
> presentation for normal and safe modes. But, one I came up in the
> ctrl-alt-delete splash screen, neither the keyboard nor the mouse worked.
> Maybe the system is telling me not to use XP :-)

Someone I know who's running (a pirate version of) XP and 9.1 upgraded
to an USB keyboard. It worked fine until he started to trash what he
thought was garbage in his XP, and lost his USB. I suggested that he
try 9.1 instead, but he seems to have forgotten his password, and has
gone out and replaced his USB keyboard and mouse with PS/2 jobs. I'll
try and bring a copy of Knoppix the next time I see him, and see how
that handles the USB hardware.

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