Thanks for the inputs. The keyboard responds in the "Welcome" screen. So I can stop and select different booting options. But later when the kernel boots, the usb controller driver gives an error. Here is what I saw in the bootup messages:
... usb1: host controller halted uhub1: usb device problem (IOERROR), disabling port 1 ... The system is Dell Dimension 3100 with Intel Pentium4 processor. When I googled, I found a related PR. ... kern/100746: system does not boot due to USB keyboard problem on Dell 3100 ... That bug was related to usb panic, and it seems to have been fixed. What I observe now is that the usb keyboard works in the boot loader, but fails to be configured by the kernel. Regards, Srinivas. On 12/9/07, John Murphy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > On Sun, 9 Dec 2007 09:36:47 -0800 > "Srinivasa R Kanduru" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Hi, > > > > I was trying to install FreeBSD 7.0 Beta2 on a dell x86 machine which > > doesn't have any PS2 ports. The installer expects a PS2 keyboard I > think. > > The USB port is disabled for some reason and it is not possible to > proceed > > further in the installation process. > > > > Is this a known issue ? Does the installer doesn't recognize a USB > keyboard > > ? > > I was reasonably sure I used my USB keyboard when I installed 7.0-beta2, > but just to make sure I tried it and I can confirm that the installer > recognises it. I tested it at the black and white (Beasty?) menu by > pressing space and then 1, and I could select a keyboard layout in the > sysinstall menu too. I carried on little further without problems. > > Can you find another keyboard to try? > > -- > Thanks, John. > > -- Regards, Srinivasa Kanduru _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"