5.3-RELEASE NO usbkbd!

Genius Freak geniusfreak at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 02:38:35 PST 2004

On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 09:32:42 +0100, Gunnar Flygt <flygt at sr.se> wrote:
> This is weird. In spite of all reports saying that USB keyboard doesn't
> work with 5.3-RC1 without intervening the boot with `set
> hint.atkbd.0.flags="0x1"`, it's the same on the 5.3-RELEASE ISO's!!
> Why wasn't this tiny thing fixed?
> --
> Gunnar Flygt
> SR Datadrift
> Sveriges Radio
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From:   http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.3R/errata.html
(31 Oct 2004, updated on 5 Nov 2004) For FreeBSD/i386 and
FreeBSD/amd64, when installing FreeBSD 5.3 using an USB keyboard the
keyboard will stop working once the kernel boots, because a PS/2
keyboard is always attached. As a workaround, select ``Escape to
loader prompt'' in the boot loader menu and enter the following lines
at the prompt:

set hint.atkbd.0.flags="0x1"

Note that if you use the boot floppies, this is set by default.

After the installation, add the following line into /boot/loader.conf:


Hope that clears that up for you


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