FreeBSD 7.1 on MacBook Pro: sysinstall keyboard problems

Daryl Richards daryl at
Wed Feb 4 17:26:33 PST 2009

I get the same effect, but with completely different hardware. This is  
on an AMD desktop system, with a Logitech wireless keyboard plugged in  
via USB. I don't have X installed, only trying to use it at the console.

On 3-Feb-09, at 2:05 AM, Florian Smeets wrote:

> On 02.02.2009 21:37 Uhr, Arjan van Leeuwen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to install FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE/i386 on a MacBook Pro  
>> (October
>> 2008 model) with a US international keyboard.
>> The DVD boots fine, but once I get into sysinstall, it's like the  
>> Ctrl key
>> is stuck. Whenever I type 'C' it actually does Ctrl+C (and exits the
>> install), and I can't even get a dmesg from fixit because 'D' acts  
>> like
>> Ctrl+D and logs me out. Has anyone seen this before, any ideas on  
>> how to fix
>> this?
> Yes, I've seen this. It's the same in recent HEAD (both with old USB  
> and USB2). This started to happen with the MacBook Pros 4,1.
> The keyboard does work in X but not on the console. (i installed  
> using a USB keyboard).
> I would very much like to see this working, but i have absolutely no  
> clue where to start looking...
> Cheers,
> Florian
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