Install with USB keyboard
roberthuff at rcn.com
Mon Mar 5 06:40:11 UTC 2007
John Costanzo writes:
> Hi I have a Dell Dimension E520 and I am trying to install
> FreeBSD 6.2. I am running into a problem that it gets to
> sysinstaller and keyboard does not work. The keyboard is a USB
> one. I have windows installed and it works in there so I know it
> is not keyboard. I booted and hit option 6 and typed following
> set hint.atkbd.0.disabled="1"
> That did not work. Please I would really like to use FreeBSD and
> I do not have a PS/2 port to help. Thanks
It was at one point the case USB devices (or at least keyborad
and mouse) were not recognized (on some or all hardware) after a
cold boot - i.e. one needed to cold boot, then hit reset at an
appropriate point for things to be seen.
This has been fixed (at least for my hardware) for -Current; I
do not if this has come to 5.*/6.*.
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