Bug #1464

PS/2 Keyboard doesnt work in mountroot and debugger shell

Added by elekktretterr over 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

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Description

I verified this problem on both PS/2 and USB keyboards.

This box is a HP Proliant DL180 G5. There are no problems on FreeBSD 7.
How can we find out whats going on and fix it?

Petr

History

#1 Updated by c.turner over 4 years ago

wrote:
> I verified this problem on both PS/2 and USB keyboards.
>
> This box is a HP Proliant DL180 G5. There are no problems on FreeBSD 7.
> How can we find out whats going on and fix it?
>
> Petr
>
getting my lists / bugs confused -
thought I saw something either in the freebsd 8 fixes
or perhaps on this list (in which case this is spam :)
where some servers that have managment cards create a second keyboard
port, and this breaks some kind of assumption somewhere..

perhaps of note.. if this server has one of these cards,
and this doesn't strike up any memories on
the list, the freebsd 8 changelog might be of note...

cheers

- Chris

#2 Updated by hasso over 4 years ago

My experience is from HP Proliant DL360 G6, but it shouldn't me much different
in this regard. There is probably several issues.

At first there is always at least one keyboard and mouse in HP servers -
virtual ones from ILO management and these attach as USB ones to the system.
We don't have a keyboard muxing and therefore can't make sure that real ones
even work. The second issue is probably that even PS/2 controller isn't the
real one, but emulated. See this commit to the OpenBSD:

http://anoncvs.estpak.ee/cgi-bin/cgit/openbsd-src/commit/?id=08a81789

We need to port kbdmux(4) from FreeBSD and remove our keyboard priority hacks
at first and then look how we can solve the second issue.

#3 Updated by elekktretterr over 4 years ago

> getting my lists / bugs confused -
> thought I saw something either in the freebsd 8 fixes
> or perhaps on this list (in which case this is spam :)
> where some servers that have managment cards create a second keyboard
> port, and this breaks some kind of assumption somewhere..
>
> perhaps of note.. if this server has one of these cards,
> and this doesn't strike up any memories on
> the list, the freebsd 8 changelog might be of note...
>
> cheers

I dont know. Ive since abandonded trying to get it to work. FreeBSD 7 had
a different issue relating to their ATA drivers. (it coudldnt read from
the dvd drive...some ata errors), so I put OpenSolaris/ZFS on it and so
far so good.

Petr

#4 Updated by alexh over 4 years ago

Would be nice if you could try again, now that we have kbdmux.

Cheers,
Alex Hornung

#5 Updated by alexh about 4 years ago

original poster not responsive. kbdmux is likely to fix this issue so closing
this.

Cheers,
Alex Hornung

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