dell usb keyboard not attached to console by default on P4C800-E

Doug White dwhite at
Tue Jun 22 00:14:28 GMT 2004

On Sun, 20 Jun 2004, leon breedt wrote:

> hi,
> i have a Dell USB keyboard that's stopped working correctly in -CURRENT
> (synced today (Jun 20)).
> the symptoms are that i am unable to type anything in. however, if i
> attach a PS/2 keyboard, and do:
>   # kbdcontrol -k /dev/ukbd0
> the USB keyboard starts working. my workaround for now has been to
> add
> keyboard="/dev/ukbd0"
> to /etc/rc.conf. i didn't need this in 5.2.1-R though, is this a
> regression, or expected behaviour?

This is a behavior change to make ps/2 keyboards work on dells, according
to alfred.  You'll need to change this line in your hints file:


Make it ="1" and you should work again.

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