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

Ara Avvali Ara at Avvali.COM
Fri Sep 10 15:20:14 PDT 2004

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

From: Ara Avvali <Ara at Avvali.COM>
To: Brooks Davis <brooks at>,
	freebsd-gnats-submit at
Subject: Re: kern/71443: [usb] usb keyboard not detected on 5.3
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 18:10:20 -0400

 thank you for help. I gladly try it and let you know :-D
 Brooks Davis wrote:
 >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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