Keyboard not responding, Dell PE2650

Russell P. Sutherland russ at
Tue Nov 11 06:14:12 PST 2003

I have a fairly reproduceable problem with a new Dell PowerEdge 2650:

         After the machine has booted in a headless state (no keyboard
         or monitor) and then one inserts a keyboard into either the
         front or rear PS/2 plugs, there is no communication input from
         the keyboard to the server. The monitor/VGA port communication
         is fine.

         I believe the keyboard repsonse  is _normal_ if the keyboard
         is plugged in while the machine is powering up.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? And if so how was the issue

Here is a copy of dmesg output from the machine:

Copyright (c) 1992-2003 The FreeBSD Project.
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FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE #0: Wed Oct 29 13:19:21 EST 2003
    russ at
Timecounter "i8254"  frequency 1193182 Hz
Timecounter "TSC"  frequency 2784317344 Hz
CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz (2784.32-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0xf29  Stepping = 9
  Hyperthreading: 2 logical CPUs
real memory  = 536805376 (524224K bytes)
avail memory = 518549504 (506396K bytes)
Preloaded elf kernel "kernel" at 0xc040f000.
Warning: Pentium 4 CPU: PSE disabled
Pentium Pro MTRR support enabled
md0: Malloc disk
Using $PIR table, 9 entries at 0xc00fc430
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
pcib0: <Host to PCI bridge> on motherboard
pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x1028, dev=0x000c) at 4.0 irq 11
pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x1028, dev=0x0008) at 4.1 irq 10
pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x1028, dev=0x000d) at 4.2 irq 7
pci0: <ATI Mach64-GR graphics accelerator> at 14.0
atapci0: <ServerWorks CSB5 ATA100 controller> port 0x8b0-0x8bf,0x8d8-0x8db,0x8d0-0x8d7,0x8c8-0x8cb,0x8c0-0x8c7 at device 15.1 on pci0
ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0
ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci0
pci0: <OHCI USB controller> at 15.2 irq 5
isab0: <PCI to ISA bridge (vendor=1166 device=0225)> at device 15.3 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
pcib1: <Host to PCI bridge> on motherboard
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
skc0: <SysKonnect Gigabit Ethernet (V2.0)> port 0xcc00-0xccff mem 0xfcf00000-0xfcf03fff irq 11 at device 6.0 on pci1
skc0: SK-9843 V2.0 Gigabit Ethernet 1000Base-SX Adapter
sk0: <Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. Yukon> on skc0
sk0: Ethernet address: 00:00:5a:9c:32:26
miibus0: <MII bus> on sk0
e1000phy0: <Marvell Semiconductor 88E1000* gigabit PHY> on miibus0
e1000phy0:  1000baseSX-FDX, auto
pcib8: <PCI to PCI bridge (vendor=8086 device=b152)> at device 8.0 on pci1
pci2: <PCI bus> on pcib8
fxp0: <Intel 82558 Pro/100 Ethernet> port 0xdce0-0xdcff mem 0xfcd00000-0xfcdfffff,0xfcaff000-0xfcafffff irq 10 at device 4.0 on pci2
fxp0: Ethernet address 00:02:b3:da:62:5a
inphy0: <i82555 10/100 media interface> on miibus1
inphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
fxp1: <Intel 82558 Pro/100 Ethernet> port 0xdcc0-0xdcdf mem 0xfcc00000-0xfccfffff,0xfcafe000-0xfcafefff irq 7 at device 5.0 on pci2
fxp1: Ethernet address 00:02:b3:da:62:5b
inphy1: <i82555 10/100 media interface> on miibus2
inphy1:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
pcib2: <Host to PCI bridge> on motherboard
pci3: <PCI bus> on pcib2
pcib3: <Host to PCI bridge> on motherboard
pci4: <PCI bus> on pcib3
bge0: <Broadcom BCM5703 Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev. 0x1002> mem 0xfc910000-0xfc91ffff irq 11 at device 6.0 on pci4
bge0: Ethernet address: 00:0b:db:e6:e4:1c
miibus3: <MII bus> on bge0
brgphy0: <BCM5703 10/100/1000baseTX PHY> on miibus3
brgphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseTX, 1000baseTX-FDX, auto
bge1: <Broadcom BCM5703 Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev. 0x1002> mem 0xfc900000-0xfc90ffff irq 10 at device 8.0 on pci4
bge1: Ethernet address: 00:0b:db:e6:e4:1d
miibus4: <MII bus> on bge1
brgphy1: <BCM5703 10/100/1000baseTX PHY> on miibus4
brgphy1:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseTX, 1000baseTX-FDX, auto
pcib4: <ServerWorks host to PCI bridge(unknown chipset)> on motherboard
pci5: <PCI bus> on pcib4
pcib9: <PCI to PCI bridge (vendor=8086 device=0309)> at device 8.0 on pci5
pci6: <PCI bus> on pcib9
pci6: <unknown card> (vendor=0x9005, dev=0x00c5) at 6.0 irq 7
pci6: <unknown card> (vendor=0x9005, dev=0x00c5) at 6.1 irq 11
aac0: <Dell PERC 3/Di> mem 0xf0000000-0xf7ffffff irq 7 at device 8.1 on pci5
aac0: i960RX 100MHz, 118MB cache memory, optional battery present
aac0: Kernel 2.7-1, Build 3170, S/N c061d3
pcib5: <ServerWorks host to PCI bridge(unknown chipset)> on motherboard
pci7: <PCI bus> on pcib5
pcib6: <ServerWorks host to PCI bridge(unknown chipset)> on motherboard
pci8: <PCI bus> on pcib6
pcib7: <ServerWorks host to PCI bridge(unknown chipset)> on motherboard
pci9: <PCI bus> on pcib7
orm0: <Option ROMs> at iomem 0xc0000-0xc7fff,0xc8000-0xcbfff,0xec000-0xeffff on isa0
pmtimer0 on isa0
fdc0: <NEC 72065B or clone> at port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on isa0
fdc0: FIFO enabled, 8 bytes threshold
fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 16550A
sio1 at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa0
sio1: type 16550A
DUMMYNET initialized (011031)
ipfw2 initialized, divert enabled, rule-based forwarding enabled, default to accept, logging limited to 10 packets/entry by default
ata0-slave: ATAPI identify retries exceeded
acd0: CDROM <TEAC CD-ROM CD-224E> at ata0-master PIO4
aacd0: <RAID 1 (Mirror)> on aac0
aacd0: 17355MB (35544576 sectors)
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/aacd0s1a

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