Changing to a PS/2 keyboard after install
gwschenk at socal.rr.com
Thu Jun 12 17:34:36 PDT 2003
On Wednesday 11 June 2003 02:30 am, Scott Mitchell wrote:
> > Here is dmesg after booting without UserConfig:
> > Copyright (c) 1992-2002 The FreeBSD Project.
> > Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993,
> > 1994 The Regents of the University of California. All rights
> > reserved. FreeBSD 4.7-RELEASE #6: Mon Jun 9 16:47:15 PDT 2003
> > root at fuzz.socal.rr.com:/usr/src/sys/compile/FUZZ
> > Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz
> > CPU: Pentium III/Pentium III Xeon/Celeron (598.48-MHz 686-class
> > CPU) Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0x681 Stepping = 1
> > Features=0x383f9ff<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,SEP,MTRR,PGE,
> >MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,MMX,FXSR,SSE> real memory = 134205440 (131060K
> > bytes)
> > config> di atkbd0
> > config> di sn0
> > config> di lnc0
> > config> di ie0
> > config> di fe0
> > config> di cs0
> > config> q
> OK, I'm still a little confused as to exactly how we got here, but I
> think I'm starting to see what's going on :-) That 'di atkbd0' line
> above is, erm, disabling the keyboard driver, so you can see below
> that the keyboard controller is detected but no keyboard is actually
> being configured:
> > atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
> The 'di atkbd0' was probably added through UserConfig. You should be
> able to remove it with 'en atkbd0' in UserConfig or by just deleting
> the 'di atkbd0' line from /boot/kernel.conf.
> What happens when you make this change? I'd expect the keyboard to
> start working, but I'm not sure there isn't something else strange
> going on here.
That worked! Obviously I am not understanding how UserConfig works. I'll
work on that.
> Source upgrades (with cvsup) are not as bad as you'd expect, although
> the first one is pretty scary :-) It's very cool seeing your whole
> system rebuild itself from source. The handbook covers the whole
> process in great detail.
> 5.1 is a great improvement on 5.0, but it'll still have a few rough
> edges. I'd be cautious running it on my only machine, or one I
> couldn't live without if something horrible did happen.
Thanks for your help. It is much appreciated. I'm not sure I would have
figured this one out on my own. So much to learn.
And I'll think more about going with 5.1.
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