adding keyboard after reboot with no keyboard ...

Boris Samorodov bsam at
Tue Apr 10 16:21:27 UTC 2007

On Tue, 10 Apr 2007 11:55:19 -0300 Marc G. Fournier wrote:

> I hate it when a subject doesn't easily present itself ... but ...

> Is there something that I'm missing, such that if I add a keyboard to a server 
> *after* rebooting it with no keyboard, that will have that keyboard recognized?

> Basically, I have several remote servers, with no keyboards, but if I need a 
> tech to check something on the console (ie. the ethernet went down for some 
> reason), when they plug a keyboard back in again, there is no signal until they 
> actually power cycle the machine ... which of course, is too late to do any 
> diagnosis :(

Adding to /boot/device.hints may help:

Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD committer, The Power To Serve

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