More waking questions

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by d_b, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. d_b

    d_b OSNN Junior Addict

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    OK. If your MB supports waking on any key. What happens if you install a wireless keyboard and mouse ? Can no longer work correct ? Or can it ?
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It should still work, as the Keyboard is still sending a signal.

    Then the PC isn't listening as it needs power :confused: heh, good question, curious to the answer now :)
     
  3. Ferretlovers

    Ferretlovers Giver of 2 Cents

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    nope...I got a wireless KB and it seems that with no juice to the reciver it is a no go.

    Mike
     
  4. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    yup me too, i used to use wake on keypress for years and when i got my wireless set it stoped working, took ages to get used to pressing the power button! lol :)
     
  5. d_b

    d_b OSNN Junior Addict

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    Thanks. I purchased wireless at the same time I updated bios, and swore it was the bios. Don't matter how many times I change and set settings it just didn't work, now I can rest easy. However it's going to be hard to get use to pushing the butttttttton.
     
  6. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    What kind of connection does the abse have? PS/2, USB?
     
  7. d_b

    d_b OSNN Junior Addict

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    Usb, however I wonder did it have a ps/2 hookup ? I see were your going.
     
  8. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I keep seeing this thread and thinking the title is "More wanking questions"
     
  9. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    :S...only u :p
     
  10. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    there's a known issue here - USB needing power to run etc and in fact my M$ multimedia k/b and mouse (optical/wireless) aims to address the issue because the box has BOTH a USB and a PS2 plug on the end. This works fine on so far as getting into BIOS (I have used another wireless k/b where it would not detect DEL and I had to plug in a PS2 k/b for any BIOS ops!) but it is still not apparently good enough to wake up the machine - least not when I set my BIOS options.... Then again I have heard mentin of BIOS options to wake on USB - no idea beyond that... no first hand experience that is.
     
  11. d_b

    d_b OSNN Junior Addict

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    Is there wake on mouse movement ? If so couldn't I plug in a ps/2 mouse hide it in the drawer and up from there ?
     
  12. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    I believe there is a wake on mouse button, don't know about movement, not heard of it myself
     
  13. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    if u were to do that...would it just be easier to press the power button?
     
  14. d_b

    d_b OSNN Junior Addict

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    Actually yes but no. I have the case custom built into desk. however I have moved it out due to this issue.
     
  15. cryogenic

    cryogenic OSNN Addict

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    My asus board has wake on mouse button, I do believe... Mine is an A7N8X-Deluxe... I would assume most other recent boards would have the same feature.