kern/71443: [usb] usb keyboard not detected on 5.3

Brooks Davis brooks at
Fri Sep 10 14:50:22 PDT 2004

The following reply was made to PR kern/71443; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Brooks Davis <brooks at>
To: freebsd-gnats-submit at, ara at
Subject: Re: kern/71443: [usb] usb keyboard not detected on 5.3
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 14:41:10 -0700

 The problem here is that we now attache to the PS/2 keyboard even if
 there isn't one actually connected.  This means we can plug PS/2
 keyboards into servers after boot, but means that USB keyboards don't
 work.  Once you're in multi-user mode, we have a devd.conf entry that
 causes the system to use the USB keyboard when it is plugged in, but
 that doesn't help with sysinstall.  I've got a patch that should cause
 the CDs to work with USB keyboards by not attaching the atkbd device if
 there is no PS/2 keyboard.  There's a test ISO at:
 If you could try it out and report back that would be helpful.  It
 doesn't contain install files because I built it at home where I'm stuck
 behind a 144k link.
 -- Brooks

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