View Full Version : [SOLVED] Removing keyboard/mouse
July 30th, 2012, 12:17 AM
I am running Ubuntu 12.04.
Can I remove the keyboard and mouse from my machine temporarily, and then plug them back in without having to switch the machine off in between times? I mean without there being undesirable consequences.
I know I could just go ahead and try, but I feel I don't want to do anything rash.
July 30th, 2012, 12:32 AM
This should not be an issue. Especially if they are both USB - if it turns out that something is not working after you plug them back in, then everything should go back to normal once you restart the computer.
My question though... is why do you need to do this? :)
July 30th, 2012, 12:06 PM
Thanks, levlaz. I'll give it a go.
I have two reasons for wanting to do this.
Firstly, my machine is a self-build that is dedicated solely to Folding@home (http://folding.stanford.edu/English/HomePage), and eventually I want to remove the keyboard, mouse and monitor and have the machine just run on its own. I'll ssh into it from my Intel iMac to do updates to Ubuntu, monitor temperatures, control the F@H client and so on. I'll save a few watts for the same results. :wink:
(That's the plan, anyway.)
Secondly, I have a Brennan JB7 and the small credit card sized remote that I use to input album names and song titles, while it works OK (like texting on a phone), is fiddly. Apparently, a non-Mac USB keyboard will work - much easier for me. We'll see.
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