Subject: boot-time problem with a USB keyboard?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 12/31/2004 18:05:39
On a 2.0 laptop, the system won't boot properly with a USB keyboard
To be precise, the machine is a Thinkpad R51; the keyboard is a compact
IBM PS/2 keyboard, hooked to the machine via a Belkin PS/2-to-USB
adapter. (R51s have no integral PS/2 ports.) The keyboard is
recognized as such by the BIOS; at least, one can talk to the NetBSD
boot prompt with it.
The problem occurs while it is probing the USB space -- it hangs when
it gets to that device. Has anyone seen this? Any fix for it?
--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb