disconnecting keyboard: big trouble !?!
roberthuff at rcn.com
Mon Mar 22 21:33:24 PST 2004
> For some reason, I needed to borrow the keyboard from my FreeBSD
> PC (running 4.9 STABLE). So I disconnected the keyboard.
> When I reconnected it some time later, the system refused to use
> the keyboard. Key hits were totally ignored.
Is the keyboard USB or PS/2?
It is my understanding PS/2 keyboards (or mice, or anything)
are not required to be hot-pluggable. Some them, by the grace of
the motherboard maker, are ... but hot-plugging PS/2 has been known
to fry the (otherwise reputable) motherboard.
If it's USB, then check /etc/usbd.conf.
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