install freebsd with usb keyboard
kan.cai at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 05:16:40 GMT 2005
Thanks for the reply, but it didn't work. I tried 3 keyboards and 2 FreeBSD
releases (5.2.1, and 5.3R1). The combination of logitech keyboard with
5.2.1does highlight the keymap option in sysinstall menu, but that is
how far it
goes. The keyboard stops working so that I cannot press "space", "tab" or
I would appreciate any further suggestions. Otherwise, I have to go for
Vizion's solder-wire suggestions.
On 6/13/05, Paul Schmehl < pauls at utdallas.edu> wrote:
> --On June 13, 2005 6:42:03 PM -0700 Kan Cai < kan.cai at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have been trying to install FreeBSD with a usb keyboard (I have
> > tried 3 keyboards so far), but no success. It seems that it can
> > recognize the device correctly (because it prints out the device names
> > precisely when bringing up the usbs), but it freezes right after the
> > sysinstall menu comes out. The ps2 plug is broken, so I dont have any
> > other choice.
> > I have searched the google and mail list. One suggestion was to
> > change the BIOS setting WRT the legacy usb option. The other is to set
> > hint.atkbd.0.flags="0x1" while booting. But the problem is that the
> > keyboard doesn't work so that I cannot type anything or enter the
> > BIOS.
> > Is there anything I can do except hammering my box?
> As a matter of fact there is. You could pay attention when the system is
> booting and press the seven (7) key when prompted so your keyboard will be
> recognized for install purposes.
> Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
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