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
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