Sat Mar 24 10:40:17 CET 2007

Genius SlimStar strikes back again

Some time ago, I had a problem with keyboard Genius SlimStar and my Mac Mini. I had similar issue yesterday. I was installing two 1U machines IBM x3550 at the hosting centre and the only available USB keyboard was... yes, Genius SlimStar. Connected OK, it worked in GRUB, but it didn't work in GNU/Linux. Strange. Technicians (BTW, very professional team there, unfortunately not available or extremely expensive for normal companies) from the hosting company were able to found another keyboard and it worked well.

Maybe the problem is really in the keyboard itself 8)

And as a small reminder for me for the future: 1. when your machine has BMC that can't be turned off, check if your port on the switch is not configured for one MAC only ;-) 2. when you'll work half a day in airconditioned server room, always plan one "bed" day the next day :-(

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: Work