Changing to a PS/2 keyboard after install
scott+freebsd at fishballoon.org
Mon Jun 9 17:30:56 PDT 2003
On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 05:06:36PM -0700, Gary Schenk wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestion, but that did not work. After rebooting not
> only did I not have a PS/2 keyboard, I no longer could plug in the USB
> This is very perplexing. There must be a way to install a new keyboard.
> Reinstalling the OS is the Microsoft way, and I want to avoid that.
As you've guessed already, you shouldn't have needed to do anything special
to get a PS/2 keyboard working. A few things to try:
- Is the keyboard & port hardware actually OK? Make sure you can at least
use it to get into the machine's BIOS setup screens. Note that PS/2
keyboards shouldn't be hot-plugged -- you can easily kill the port doing
that. Try another keyboard if possible.
- Boot a GENERIC kernel. It's got everything you need for both PS/2 and
USB keyboards. There should be no harm in having them both enabled.
- Post your /etc/rc.conf, /var/run/dmesg.boot and anything that looks
relevant from /var/log/messages. There may be a clue in there as to why
the keyboard isn't working.
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