Subject: Re: offtopic: kbd doesnt respond on 1.4.1/i386
To: Dave Huang <>
From: nm <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/15/1999 19:29:12
At 06:24 PM 11/15/99 -0600, Dave Huang wrote:
>I've run into this problem on two AMD 5x86 systems (UMC chipset
>motherboard, PCI slots). The PS/2 mouse port probe is locking up the
>keyboard controller. The only way around it that I know of is to
>recompile the kernel without the "opms" driver (which can be a bit
>tricky if the keyboard's broken :)


Thanks for the timely response!  I just mounted the root
after booting from the NIFTY install disk and changed ttys
so that I could telnet in as root.  I'm getting ready to
rebuild with a stripped down kernel now :)

I'm sure that you spotted the problem exactly since I remember
seeing something about opms probe failing in the messages that
zoomed by... also, it does have a UMC chipset.


>Also, perhaps you might be able to test some changes to the PS/2 mouse
>driver that'll hopefully fix this problem?

Sure, I would be happy to, what would this involve?  Booting a -current