Subject: Re: USB keyboard and 1.5BETA_2
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Scott Bartram <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/27/2000 23:12:12
Todd Vierling wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, Darren Reed wrote:
> : NetBSD probes it fine, but none of the keys elicit a response.  Is this
> : something we can fix for 1.5 or is it too late now?
> Actually, it just hit me: the install kernel doesn't use wscons, so you
> won't get "wskbd".  However, is the keyboard probing as *USB* or just as
> part of pc0?  (I had thought that most BIOSes could emulate the standard
> keyboard with a USB one, but I didn't know if we supported that
> arrangement.)

Another data point:

I was upgrading an AMI BIOS 486 box to 1.5 yesterday. After installation
and rebooting a GENERIC-based kernel with wscons, the keyboard was
completely locked up. The system was otherwise functional. I tried all
kinds of different kernels until I realized that INSTALL doesn't use wscons.
Building a new kernel with pccons fixed it.