First character typed lost

Warren Block wblock at
Mon Apr 30 05:01:14 UTC 2012

On Sun, 29 Apr 2012, Lars Eighner wrote:

> On Sun, 29 Apr 2012, Warren Block wrote:
>> On a Gateway ML6732 notebook, FreeBSD 9-stable is working great.  Video 
>> works (i915), sound works, the only thing that isn't quite right is that 
>> the first character typed after the FreeBSD kernel loads is lost. After 
>> that, it works normally.  This makes entering a passphrase more 
>> challenging.
> These are total shots in the dark:
> 1. It is entirely normal (and generally thought desirable) for the
> screensaver to swallow the first character when it is running -- see if this
> is worth further investigation by changing screensavers or disabling it
> altogether.
> 2. check /etc/issue to see if there is a trailing ANSI sequence that might
> eat a character.

Interesting suggestions.  Turning off legacy USB support in the BIOS as 
suggested by Adam seems to have fixed it.

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