Installing 5.3-BETA7 without PS/2 keyboard

Doug White dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Mon Oct 11 18:57:06 PDT 2004


On Fri, 8 Oct 2004, Jose M Rodriguez wrote:

> El Viernes, 8 de Octubre de 2004 12:45, Rajappa Iyer escribió:
> > > "Rajappa Iyer" <rsi at panix.com> writes:
> > >> I tried disabling the atkbd and atkbdc, but it still finds and
> > >> attaches kbd0 to atkbd and kbd1 to the USB keyboard.
> > >>
> > >> Any way out of this situation?
> > >
> > > echo 'devd_enable="YES"' >>/etc/rc.conf
> > > /etc/rc.d/devd start
> >
> > Unfortunately, I cannot get to the shell with a usable keyboard to
> > type in the above commands.  I'm basically stuck at sysinstall.
> >
>
> Have you BIOS any USB dos/keyboard compat mode.  You may tweak this
> later after sysintall reboot

Its usually called "USB Legacy". It provides Ps/2 emulation for USB, but
it usually kicks out after loader jumps in.  Your BIOS may be able to keep
it going for some reason.

There's also

hint.atkbdc.0.disabled="1"

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