Installing 5.3-BETA7 without PS/2 keyboard

Rajappa Iyer rsi at
Thu Oct 7 21:29:26 PDT 2004

> On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 13:42, Rajappa Iyer wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I hope someone can help me out here.  I have a machine with
>> no PS/2 connectors... so I only have USB keyboard.  I have turned
>> on the BIOS emulation of keyboard -- the boot loader seems to see
>> it fine.  But once FreeBSD boots, then it is no longer able to
>> see the keyboard.
>> I tried disabling the atkbd and atkbdc, but it still finds and
>> attaches kbd0 to atkbd and kbd1 to the USB keyboard.
> What happens if you set
> hint.atkbd.0.flags="0x1"

No difference.

Still attaches kbd0 to atkbd0.  The funny thing is that it detects
the ukbd0 before atkbd0 and still assigns kbd1 to ukbd0.  Is there
any way to force it to attach kbd0 to the first keyboard detected?

> in the loader?
> You should mention which version of FreeBSD too :)

I did, in the title. :-) It is 5.3-BETA7.

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