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RE: [SLUG] 'dummy' keyboard & monitor plugs
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- Subject: RE: [SLUG] 'dummy' keyboard & monitor plugs
- From: Jamie Honan <jhonan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Nov 28 09:06:02 2001
- User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i
> While not completely answering your question, my Compaq KVM nicely
> handles this+situation of no keyb/mouse/video installed very nicely
> (they're pretty expensive). While a KVM isn't the answer for you the
> theory behind it is.
> You may want to ask this question is aus.electronics as someone there
> may know of a product or a kit that does this.
> Jamie Honan demoed the his atmel keyb emulater, maybe this could be
> extened to handle mouse and video, Jamie ??
Oh. Ah. Yes I'm awake. My eyes were just resting.
I don't know too much about what doze requires, but most
modern BIOS's will boot OK with "errors" - e.g. keyboards not
My AVR device will certainly emulate a keyboard: replying
with the appropriate handshakes. Another way is to cut the electronics
out of an old keyboard : usually the working bits are close to where
the plug comes in.
Without a monitor : maybe just plug a video card in?
You could also try vmware, win4lin and wine. Because these
use X11, they are a better bet for networking.
Apropos of nothing. Have you ever had to make up an application
to application protocol? Maybe you've done things like
bolt bits of xml, perhaps a bit of http-like stuff?
A rather interesting looking set of rfc's now gives good
guidance about making up your application to application protocol.
Some useful code, a fair bit of explanation. Good provenance :
Beep : block exchange extensible protocol.
rfc's 3080, 3081 and 3117
"BEEP, the Application Protocol Framework
BEEP is a turbocharger for Internet applications that offers advanced
features such as:
* a standard application layer that supports dynamic,
pluggable application "profiles" (protocols)
* peer-to-peer, client-server, or server-to-server capabilities
* multiple channels over a single authenticated session
* support for arbitrary MIME payloads, including XML
* a standard layer for session management
Rose has a sense of humour, too.