disconnecting keyboard: big trouble !?!

Rob nospam at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Mar 22 21:42:18 PST 2004

Robert Huff wrote:
>> 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?

Sorry, forgot to mention this.
Yes, it is PS/2. Both, mouse and keyboard are.

Is there really no way to let FreeBSD reinitialize the keyboard?
Is a reboot the only way to go when the PS/2 keyboard has been


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