[vcf-midatlantic] Unscientific informal keyboard poll...
dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Sun Feb 4 15:22:49 EST 2018
Does the server have USB? If so, a combo keyboard /trackpad should do. No
muss, no fuss.
On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 3:17 PM Dave Wade via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: vcf-midatlantic [mailto:vcf-midatlantic-
> > bounces at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Salzman
> > via vcf-midatlantic
> > Sent: 04 February 2018 19:19
> > To: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org
> > Cc: jsalzman at gmail.com
> > Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Unscientific informal keyboard poll...
> > I have to agree with Ian. All servers are generally configured to be
> > controlled, allowing the remote mouse/touchpad/keyboard to be used. No
> > need for extra components connected to the server outside of initial
> > Besides, having a mouse/keyboard connected to it draws undesired public
> > attention. Go with a headless server which will remain inconspicuous.
> > connect peripherals to it when absolutely needed.
> > On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 1:59 PM, Ian Primus via vcf-midatlantic < vcf-
> > midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > > On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 1:55 PM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic
> > > <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > > > We have people who are CLI phobic
> > >
> > > So? This is a server. It's only going to be administered at the
> > > console very rarely, if ever. You really only need the keyboard and
> > > monitor to do the initial install. And it's not like a server has a
> > > graphical interface in the first place. The only reason anyone would
> > > *ever* need to be using the physical keyboard at the server console is
> > > if something is very wrong.
> > >
> When things go very wrong, and you are trying to fix it, the last thing
> you need is to have to try to find a keyboard/display/mouse that fits and
> You want to be able to slide the tray out and be able to start work, not
> to be getting raised blood pressure and palpitations.
> I know the system isn't perhaps critical, but seeing something not working
> in a computer museum perhaps leaves a bad impression...
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