Joshua Kinard posted on Wed, 14 Mar 2012 08:07:07 -0400 as excerpted:
> Ah, bluetooth keyboards. The luddite in me finds those quite the
> I still use only PS/2, specifically because it's less complex and less
> likely to fail on me in a time of need.
> Or, put more comically:
I was in that group for a long time, myself, but eventually graduated to
a usb keyboard when I realized that the usb/wireless adapter I was using
for combined mouse/keyboard, only needed one plug when it was using usb,
two when using ps/2, and I was switching it around between computers. So
usb's the one I have setup in both BIOS and the kernel, now.
bluez keyboards require userspace, tho, I believe, thus the early-boot
factor we're discussing. If I had a choice I'd avoid that, just as you.
But some folks don't have that choice, or if they do it's between that
and a touchscreen, also requiring userspace.
I think rich0 is correct in viewing it as simply adding a few special-
casing scripts to the kernel tarball (initramfs), tho, adding to the
already special-case asm and the bootloader requirements... It's not
exactly pleasant to have to adapt, but at least most of the linux world
will eventually take it for granted. Well, probably most already does,
but now it's getting even MORE required.
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