Dead keyboards after boot with no keyboard

Ruben de Groot fbsd-q at
Mon Apr 14 04:54:59 PDT 2003

On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 12:29:52PM +0100, Wayne Pascoe typed:
> Hi all,
> We have a problem with not being able to plug a keyboard into our
> machines if they are booted without keyboards.
> We don't have a KVM in our colo, and when our machines are booted, they
> don't have keyboards plugged in.
> However, when we have a problem with a machine, we need to plug a
> keyboard in. This is not recognised at all, and we have to powercycle
> the machine, with no way of trying to shut down cleanly.
> Is there a fix to this ?

Look in your kernel config file. There should be a line reading:

device          atkbd0  at atkbdc? irq 1 flags 0x1

remove the "flags 0x1" part and recompile your kernel. After reboot the 
atkbd driver will install even if there's no keyboard attached.


> Regards,
> -- 
> Wayne Pascoe
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