[Herts] HertsLUG Smoothwall - Mouse

ROBERTS, Mike mike.roberts at astrium.eads.net
Wed Jun 11 07:55:06 BST 2008

> This seems most odd. I've had half a dozen smoothwalls of 
> versions one, 
> two and three on various sites. None of them have ever had a mouse 
> plugged in and I've had no problems.

It isnt the Smoothwall that complains. It all happens before it boots
the OS.
> After all it hasn't got a GUI. Why would it need a mouse? Must be 
> something specific to the IBM BIOS I suspect.

This is exactly the case that is being discussed. At the last meeting
the machine kept hanging for a very long time waiting for a mouse during
POST. From what James and I have found (I looked too when I was
rebuilding the machine initially) there is no option to disable the
mouse. Which does indeed seem bizarre. It must be a "feature" of the IBM
BIOS. Unless someone knows different?

Anyone know what model of IBM the box is? I neglected to make a note
when I had it.

Mike 8-{>

> Tony
> James Ronan wrote:
> > 
> > nicolas wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Just a thought, can you disable the mouse checks in the BIOS? 
> > 
> > No, stupidly you can only disable the keyboard check?!?
> > Theres no mouseless option. Grim tbh!
> > 
> > JamesR
> > 
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