Subject: boot-time problem with a USB keyboard?
To: None <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
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,