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I have a motherboard which has a broken PS/2 connector. I have a PS/2 KVM, and bought
a PS/2 to USB adapter for the motherboard. I’d really like to run FreeBSD on this
machine, but cannot get the USB-adapted keyboard to work. It works fine in my BIOS
setup, and with Linux and Windows, but not with FreeBSD (using 4.8-stable).
I have a kernel with USB devices added, have /dev/kbd* entries, and have added
“kbdcontrol –k /dev/kbd0 < /dev/console” to /etc/rc.i386, as well as an attach entry
in usbd.conf. As far as I can see, the USB keyboard is attached; if I run “kbdcontrol
–K < /dev/console” I see:
ukbd0, type:generic (0)
If I try to follow that with a “kbdcontrol –k /dev/kbd0 < /dev/console” I get:
kbdcontrol: cannot open /dev/kbd0: Device busy
The boot messages show:
uhci0: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> port 0xd400-0xd41f irq 12 at device 7.2 on pci0
usb0: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> on uhci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: VIA UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
ukbd0: Composite USB PS2 Converter USB to PS2 Adaptor v1.09, rev 1.10/0.01, addr 2,
kbd0 at ukbd0
ums0: Composite USB PS2 Converter USB to PS2 Adaptor v1.09, rev 1.10/0.01, addr 2,
ums0: 3 buttons and Z dir.
I’ve searched the mailing lists, but haven’t found a solution. Is there one, or should
I resign myself to running Linux (which would really suck)?
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