cvs commit: src/release Makefile
brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Mon Sep 20 10:34:25 PDT 2004
On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 09:27:16PM +0400, Roman Kurakin wrote:
> Brooks Davis wrote:
> >On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 02:35:04AM -0700, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> >>* Brooks Davis <brooks at FreeBSD.org> [040920 00:06] wrote:
> >>>brooks 2004-09-20 07:06:57 UTC
> >>> FreeBSD src repository
> >>> Modified files: (Branch: RELENG_5)
> >>> release Makefile
> >>> Log:
> >>> MFC revs 1.860 and 1.861:
> >>> Add 'hint.atkbd.0.flags="0x1"' back to /boot/device.hints on the
> >>> install media on i386 and amd64. While the current default is very
> >>> useful in server environments, the ability to use USB keyboards is
> >>> vastly more important then the ability to use PS/2 keyboards the admin
> >>> forgot to plug in during the install process.
> >>> Approved by: re (scottl)
> >>> PR: kern/71443 kern/71568 (probably others)
> >>This is bullshit. Please do not break PS/2 because of USB.
> >>Please fix USB to attach instead.
> >As others have pointed out, this only affects the install media.
> >Yes, it means that if you want to install with a PS/2 keyboard you need
> >to have it plugged in at boot, but that's very rare problem relative
> >systems with only USB keyboards. The only situation I can think of
> >where plugging the keyboard in and rebooting isn't an acceptable
> >workaround is installing large numbers of machines. In that case
> >building custom install media isn't all that hard.
> >I realize this is a hack and that at the end of the day it's wrong, but
> >the default is wrong too. I've got a workaround in place in multiuser
> >via devd, but this late in the release cycle, I believe that what we've
> >got is a good as we are likely to get. That's unfortunate, but
> >sometimes that how it goes.
> Just an idea:
> We could put bootable floppies for PS/2 and for USB. And boot from
> floppy if we need. Yea, I know, there is possibilty that we do no
> have one, but this could be more convenient than nothing in any of
> these two case (except this would be fixed) if we have floppy drive.
I don't think this is worth the effort. The workaround is to hit the
reset button after attaching the PS/2 keyboard. That's a non-issue
during the install process other then costing you 1-5 minutes waiting
for the thing to boot.
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