USB keyboard in FreeBSD 10 amd64 installer

Joshua Lokken jrlokken at
Tue Apr 8 01:27:32 UTC 2014

Hi Erich,

Absolutely nothing.  The installer screen just sits there, no new line,
nothing.  I also have not had this particular issue for some time.  I
originally tried with a wireless (USB) keyboard, and wasn't surprised when
that didn't work, so I grabbed my old wired USB keyboard, but no go there

I did try one other port -- getting set to try the others now.


On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 6:23 PM, Erich Dollansky <erichsfreebsdlist at
> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Mon, 7 Apr 2014 18:00:56 -0700
> Joshua Lokken <jrlokken at> wrote:
> > I am unable to boot into the FreeBSD 10 amd64 installer with any USB
> > keyboard.  The keyboard works in the BIOS, works properly under other
> > OSes, but I am thus far unable to enter the installer on this
> > workstation.
> what do you really get on that machine?
> >
> > I'm unsure how to proceed -- I'm running FreeBSD 10 amd64 on a laptop
> > without any issues at all, just having trouble getting "into" the
> > installer on this desktop.  Any suggestions?  Thanks in advance.
> It all sounds weird as I use USB keyboards and mice since 2009
> exclusively on none notebooks.
> I noticed on one machine that one mouse does not work on USB3 but on
> the other USB connectors. Did you try to change the connector?
> Erich

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