How to fix the "keyboard dead" question ?

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri Sep 17 01:08:19 UTC 2010

On Thu, 16 Sep 2010 16:51:31 -0700 (PDT), zaxis <z_axis at> wrote:
> Sometimes after booting freebsd and reaching the slim login screen, i cannot
> input anything: the keyboard seems to be dead.  Then i have to reboot
> freebsd and the problem disappear !

Is this an AT or USB keyboard?

If it is a USB keyboard: I have similar problems on FreeBSD 7
(didn't have them before on 5) where the "activation" of the
USB keyboard sometimes takes up to 2 minutes after system boot
is complete. Detaching and re-attaching the USB plug sometimes

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