Author Topic: [RESOLVED][plop Boot Manager 5.0.11-rc2] problem with USB keyboard  (Read 6414 times)

AiZ

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Hello,

First post here and then time to thank you for this marvelous tool.  :)

A small problem. I use plop Boot Manager mainly to speed up OS loading from USB flash drive (on cheesy computers). Use of 5.0.10 version is ok, I've configured it to boot automatically from usb, called with grub4dos. Today, testing 5.0.11-rc2 using the same setup, configured with "plpcfgbt hiddenusb plpbt.bin" : launch from grub4dos still ok, go back to grub4dos menu but then, no more USB keyboard. (Test system : Dell Optiplex 780, Intel Q45, ICH10, USB keyboard and mouse). If I let default grub4dos' boot start - a WinPE 3.0 - mouse & keyboard work ok after OS startup.

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Have a nice day,


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« Last Edit: October 05, 2010, 09:31:37 AM by AiZ »

Elmar

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Re: [plop Boot Manager 5.0.11-rc2] problem with USB keyboard
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010, 17:21:41 PM »
hi,
the keyboard must stop working with 5.0.10 too. it stops working, because the boot manager has no usb keyboard driver built in. when win pe starts, then it takes control of usb controller, loads its keyboard drivers and then the keyboard works again.

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elmar

AiZ

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Re: [plop Boot Manager 5.0.11-rc2] problem with USB keyboard
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 17:26:02 PM »
Err...

the keyboard must stop working with 5.0.10 too.

No, I got keyboard working with 5.0.10.  :o
Sounds strange...


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Re: [plop Boot Manager 5.0.11-rc2] problem with USB keyboard
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010, 17:29:48 PM »
then you did something different with the configuration and the boot manager does not provide the usb access. as soon as the boot manager takes control of the usb controller, then the keyboard stops working. there is no way around that.

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Re: [plop Boot Manager 5.0.11-rc2] problem with USB keyboard
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 09:30:47 AM »
Oh...

How noob I am...
You're right, I've tested with plain vanilla plpbt.bin, versions 5.0.10 & 5.0.11-rc2 : no more keyboard after. And I've just discovered it was some sort of coincidence that it "worked".  :-[

Sorry for the annoyance.


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