Changing to a PS/2 keyboard after install
gwschenk at socal.rr.com
Sun Jun 8 12:26:42 PDT 2003
FreeBSD fuzz.socal.rr.com 4.7-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.7-RELEASE #3: Sun Jun 8
11:47:48 PDT 2003 root at fuzz.socal.rr.com:/usr/src/sys/compile/FUZZ
I installed FreeBSD on this machine which came with a USB keyboard and
mouse. The keyboard has problems, and for various reasons, I'd like to
replace it with a PS/2 keyboard. Only problem is I can't figure out how
to do it.
Getting a PS/2 mouse running was easy through sysinstall.
Just plugging in the new keyboard did not work. After searching the web
and mailing lists, I thought that recompiling the kernel with the
following lines would work:
# atkbdc0 controls both the keyboard and the PS/2 mouse
device atkbdc0 at isa? port IO_KBD
device atkbd0 at atkbdc? irq 1 # flags 0x1
device psm0 at atkbdc? irq 12
I commented out the flag 0x1 and recompiled and rebooted. That did not
As of now the only way I can see to get the PS/2 keyboard working is to
reinstall. That seems like overkill. Does anyone have any ideas?
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