Subject: Re: Still Keyboard Hang??
To: John C. Hayward <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/17/1994 03:34:26
> Dear NetBSDers,
>    Some people which have had problems with keyboard hangs without
> typing on the keyboard during boot are now reporting that disabling
> the code which checks to see if the keyboard is present, allows them
> to boot without keyboard hangs.
>    Today I picked up the binary snapshot (Thanks a lot for this
> facility!) and made a kernel.  It appears that the current source
> has this section of code disabled.
>    My results of using both the binary snapshot kernel as well as
> one which I built _still_ have the problem with the keyboard hang.

You got the report backwards.  Actually, the code you mention has to
be ENABLED for the Gateway keyboards to work.  The problem occurred
when they disabled the code.

I think they are going to hold off committing a fix until a proper fix
can be found (one that doesn't require the keyboard to be plugged in
on boot).

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