USB Keyboard Problem

Xian ian at
Wed Jan 26 12:21:12 PST 2005

On Tuesday 25 January 2005 12:20, milan nankov wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a problem with my usb keyboard when I try to
> install Freebsd 5.3. It is very strange because the
> keyboard is working at the boot screen (where the
> different booting options are listed) but when the
> booting process launches the sysinstall the keybord is
> not working. The strange thing is that the keyboard is
> responding - for example when I hit numlock the light
> for numlock is respondig? Do you have any ideas what
> the problem is?
> Tnx in advance.
> Best,
> Milan Nankov

This is because the kernel doesn't know to use the USB keyboard. My fix was to 
find a PS/2 keyboard, install FreeBSD and set it up to use a USB keyboard, 
then throw out the PS/2 keyboard.


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