----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 00:42
Subject: Re: disconnecting keyboard: big trouble !?!


>
> Robert Huff wrote:
> >
> >> For some reason, I needed to borrow the keyboard from my FreeBSD
> >> PC (running 4.9 STABLE). So I disconnected the keyboard.
> >>
> >> When I reconnected it some time later, the system refused to use
> >> the keyboard. Key hits were totally ignored.
> >
> >
> > Is the keyboard USB or PS/2?
>
> Sorry, forgot to mention this.
> Yes, it is PS/2. Both, mouse and keyboard are.
>
> Is there really no way to let FreeBSD reinitialize the keyboard?
> Is a reboot the only way to go when the PS/2 keyboard has been
> unplugged?
>
> Regards,
> Rob.

This is a PS/2 thing, not an operating system thing. You really can
fry your motherboard plugging and unplugging PS/2 devices while the
system is powered up.

Regards,

Steve

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