[openbeos] Re: Intel Mac no PS/2 keyboard & Serial Port Bios bu

  • From: "Zenja Solaja" <solaja@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 06:05:49 +0000

Hopefully a Firmware update for intel Macs will fix this issue.

On 1/21/07, Karl vom Dorff <haikubounties@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I was just reading an article over at React OS that may be of interest


I was trying to get Haiku booting on my MacBook, but never get anywhere. I
can't select any boot options at the Haiku bootloader because the keyboard
never works, and now I know why.

"Intel Mac's don't have PS/2 keyboard controllers."

I also read this:

"Intel Mac's BIOS has a "serial port" bug, it reports that COM1 exist, but
no one is there physically. Two other BIOS bug are related to reading

Regarding keyboard support on Intel Macs, I guess the only way to get
working is using external USB devices (when the USB stack is ready)? Are
keyboards and touchpads on Intel Mac notebooks out of luck then?

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