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Intel m/b Legacy Keyboard and Mouse?

On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 05:41:05PM -0500, Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> I have a relatively new Intel P3 single processor m/b, 128 Meg PC100 RAM,
> and a PS/2 keyboard and mouse.
> When I boot, the BIOS screen quickly sees my IDE hard drive and CD, pauses
> for a few seconds, then says Detected Legacy Keyboard, then Detected
> Lagacy Mouse, pauses a few more seconds, then continues to boot.
> What does "Legacy" actually mean?   I borrowed a Mac USB mouse and
> keyboard from work, unplugged the PS/2 keyboard and mouse from the PC,
> plugged in the USB ones, and still got the same BIOS messages and pausing.

It seems the usual context of the terms "legacy keyboard" and "legacy
mouse" is to describe BIOS capabilities that let USB keyboards and mice
work with the BIOS just like traditional keyboards and mice. Although
the connection isn't obvious, perhaps the message is related to that

Your description doesn't sound like anything's broken. Pauses during
boot aren't exactly unusual.


> What might also be causing the pauses?  The BIOS is fully up-to-date and
> been refreshed (including a weekend without the lithium battery), all
> connectors have been reseated, etc.
> Am I missing something?
> Thanks.
> Scott
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