Subject: Re: Bootup freezes from install CD for -current with amd64 and i386 with VIA usb controller
To: Wouter Schoot <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/22/2005 19:26:38
In message <>, Wouter Schoot writes:
>Hi all,
>I'm using an Asus A8V motherboard, which uses a VIA USB controller and 
>the install CD doesn't like it. I booted a -current disc which I 
>compiled myself for both i386 and amd64, and a 3BETA disc too, and all 
>three freeze on USB detection. It really freezes, even leaving it for 15 
>minutes doesn't change anything.
>The keyboard locks up, even numlock isn't functioning, nor ctl-alt-esc 
>or ctl-alt-del. When I manually disable USB in the BIOS, the disc boots 
>fine, installs fine and runs OK.
>When I turn USB back on at the BIOS, the freshly installed NetBSD hangs 
>at the same point as the CD does.
>The last two lines are:
>"uhci0 at pci0 dev 16 function 0: vendor 0x1106 product 0x3038 (rev. 0x81)
>uhci0: interrupting at irq 11"
>The full screenshot is at:
>Any idea's what I can do to make it boot ?

Are you using a USB keyboard?  I've seen that problem on my laptop.

		--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin,