geli not recognizing passphrase on boot (was: geli not prompting for password on boot)

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at
Sat Apr 8 17:18:39 UTC 2006

On Sat, Apr 08, 2006 at 12:12:55PM -0500, Adam Wood wrote:
+> > Please add kern.geom.eli.visible_passphrase=1 to the loader.conf as
+> > well.
+> > It doesn't. Try to enable visible_passphrase tunable and see if it gets
+> > the passphrase you type.
+> How weird! It seems to not be detecting keypresses. I had to hit the
+> key several times for it to register. Is there a reason for this? It
+> doesn't do this at any other time, so I don't think it is the
+> keyboard...

Are you doing this via serial console maybe? I saw such problems there.
I think this is even on TODO list somewhere on releng site.

Pawel Jakub Dawidek             
pjd at                 
FreeBSD committer                         Am I Evil? Yes, I Am!
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