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

Ara Avvali Ara at Avvali.COM
Fri Sep 10 21:50:28 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, working
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 00:44:38 -0400

 this one worked perfectly fine. Thank you. Let me know if I can help. By 
 the way motherboard is an ASUS A7v333 if it helps
 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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