Compaq ProLiant 1600 server freezes when detecting keyboard

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Mon Jan 9 22:17:43 PST 2006

Please try booting with FreeBSD 4.11 and let us know if it works
or not.  (just download a boot floppy and use that)  Also, it is
probably hanging at whatever would probe up AFTER keyboard detection,
not the keyboard detection.

Be aware also that the Compaq 1600's are a bit odd in that they have
a partial USB chipset on the motherboard.  It is detected as a USB
device - but althought the chip exists, a USB buss is not, in fact,
connected to it.  There is a setting in many Linux distros to disable
USB probing at the installation boot to get around this, that is
documented somewhere.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-freebsd-questions at
>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Ertan Küçükoglu
>Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 3:52 AM
>To: questions at
>Subject: Compaq ProLiant 1600 server freezes when detecting keyboard
>I wanted to replace slackware 10.1 with freebsd 6.0-release.
>Reason is the
>improvements on filesystem handling in 6.0 release. My system
>is serving as a
>file server with samba.
>I downloaded CDs and boot to install. During device probing,
>system hangs at
>keyboard detection. Below is the output written manually:
>atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
>atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
>kbd0 at atkbd0
>stray irq13
>atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
>===> here cursor locks, keyboard locks. ctrl+alt+del does not work <===
>I searched the archives. It is suggested to change BIOS setting
>for the OS to
>"Other" for single CPU systems and to "UnixWare 2.1" for SMP
>systems. Mine is
>a SMP system. I tried several other OS settings in BIOS,
>unfortunately nothing
>helped. System bios update date is 11/8/2000.
>I tried to install 5.4-release and cvsup and upgrade to
>6.0-stable. Same
>problem with GENERIC kernel of yesterday sources.
>This system is a production machine and I have to fix it until
>end of this
>week. There is a temporary backup system running at the moment.
>If there is anything that I can provide, please ask for it and
>I'll do my best
>to provide.
>Ertan Küçükoðlu
>ertank at
>Özler Plastik San. ve Tic. A.S.
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