USB keyboard problems

Mayo Jordanov mayo at
Wed Aug 25 13:33:52 PDT 2004

I haven't had a problem with installation, but there were few issues why
I had entry in rc.conf and in usbd.conf

1) If I set legacy USB support in BIOS, my keyboard worked in
bootloader/single user mode, but would not work in normal mode (or was
is the other way around?)
2) If I disabled legacy support in BIOS, keyboard would not work in
bootloader, but would work fine in normal mode (see above, I'm not
totaly sure which combo worked when)
3) I use kvm, and each time I switched to different box, I would loose
my keyboard. (that's when I added the keyboard in usbd.conf)

I had the same problems on 5.2 as well as -current, recently. When I
cvsuped releng_5 (5.3beta1), it all started working regardless of my
bios legacy settings and without rc.conf or usbd.conf entries.

For your problem, try poking around BIOS and the usb legacy options,
that's the only thing I can think of at the moment.


On Wed, 2004-08-25 at 13:08, Markus Hästbacka wrote:
> I'll take a look at that, I just wonder why the keyboard doesn't work in 
> the curreent installation? Is it the same problem or something else? (I 
> tried a 5.2-CURRENT from 18.08 and it had the same problem)
> On Wed, 25 Aug 2004, Mayo Jordanov wrote:
> > I actually realized that I had keyboard="" set in rc.conf. Now it works
> > just fine, even without a entry in usbd.conf.
> >
> > m
> >
> >
> > On Fri, 2004-08-20 at 23:53, Mayo Jordanov wrote:
> >> I have the same issue with my usb keyboard. I had similar issues with
> >> current from about a month, but what I used to do there was putting a
> >> entry into /etc/usbd.conf, unfortunately that doesn't seem to work
> >> anymore.
> >>
> >> One way to get it working is using kbdcontrol, but you'll have to ssh
> >> into the box for that.
> >>
> >> kbdcontrol -l /dev/ukbd0 < /dev/console   (or whatever the usb keyboard
> >> device is)
> >>
> >> m
> >>
>  	Markus
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