cvs commit: src/sys/dev/kbd atkbd.c

Wesley Morgan morganw at
Sun Jul 13 07:52:16 PDT 2003

On Sun, 13 Jul 2003, M. Warner Losh wrote:

> I've often wished for a kbdd that's similar to moused.  with moused if
> I plug in a usb keyboard, my ps/2 also works at the same time as my
> usb one.  In the usb case, I could plug in a keypad to my laptop and
> use it and my built in keyboard at the same time w/o the awkward
> kbdcontrol between them.  I know this commit doesn't do anything about
> it, but I thought I'd mention it herein case there's someone who wants
> to bite off this task.

I have to say this would be nice. I've had some problems with KDM and
XFree86 on a box that would get moved from time to time and be re-equipped
with a different type of mouse / keyboard. The mouse would work fine
because of /dev/sysmouse but the keyboard change sent KDM into an error
loop that init never detected and disabled. Required a single-user boot to
fix! It could probably be compensated for by a change in X configurations,
but a daemon could also introduce some nice flexibility in keyboard

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