Re: Keyboard blown?
}I've never blown my kbd fuse but yes, it's a very bad idea to hot plug your kbd
}when the system is on. I did get kbd poroblems though when the qcam was
I don't know about this. I've got a single keyboard and monitor connected to
two PCs via switch boxes. I turn off the monitor and switch the keyboard and
monitor at the same time via a single switch box. Both machines are up and I
do it anyware from 5-10 times daily. I've never blown a fuse. I know there
are many folks that do the same thing as far as two boxes connected to single
monitor/keyboard. The makers of the switch boxes expect that you do it while
the systems live because they advertise that fact that all connections are
completely terminated from one port before any connections are made to the
second. The switch box I have has a keyboard reset button in the event the
keyboard locks up because of the switching, so again, the manufacture expects
switching between live systems. I would suspect the lower amp fuse, or maybe
it has something to do with the addition of the cam.
}stressing the port. I solved this by moving it to my PS/2 Mouse port since it
}has the same voltage rating as the kbd port. This won't work for you if all you
}have is a serial port for your mouse.
}Not sure about the rest of it.
}-- Scott Russell
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}Date: 05-28-97 09:14:29 PM
}Subject: Keyboard blown?
}I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere on the Linux Quickcam pages,
}but has anyone else had a problem with their QuickCam blowing the fuse
}for their keyboard port on their motherboard?
} I've had it for two days now, and I've blown the fuse twice. I'm
}kinda suspect of the second fuse that I had dropped in (2.5A vs the
}recommended 3.0A fuse), but...
} Is it generally a Bad Idea to fiddle with the keyboard plug while
}the computer is on and the quickcam is on it? (I've never had a
}problem in the past, so it didn't seem particularly bad..)
} Does this sound like just a stupid problem on my end, or is this a
}possibly defective unit?
} Hardware: Generic standard DIN-5 KB port on your average PCI based
}MB, IBM KB through a PS/2 adaptor, and a B&W QuickCam.
} Software: qcam v0.91, and Linux 2.0.29
} Also, on a slightly unrelated note, the second time the fuse went, I
}was away from my computer. When I came back, my box had spontaneously
}rebooted, and the KB port was dead again. Is this software or
} Thanks, I'm hoping that I can use this camera without having to
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