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Old 11-03-2005, 09:41 PM   #1
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Anyone get FreeBSD installed with a wireless keyboard?


I wanted to install FreeBSD tonight, but when I booted in to the Install CD, and get to the install screen, I couldn't get the keyboard to select anything. Pressing enter did not do anything either.

I got a Logitech Wireless Desktop Optical keyboard, works fine in Linux, but it does not seem to work in the FreeBSD install environment.

Anyone got any suggestions?

I am trying to install FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE

Thanks in advance,
Seph64
 
Old 11-03-2005, 09:48 PM   #2
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This is not meant to sound mean, but have you checked your batteries? I have the exact same setup you describe and it was simply a matter of plugging the keyboards wireless hub into my ps2 slot and that was it.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 09:50 PM   #3
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The batteries are fine since I am using it right now with no problems. But I will try with it connected to the PS2 slot.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 08:37 AM   #4
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I am also successfully using a wireless keyboard; a Logitech Desktop iTouch (the original, with separate mouse/keyboard receivers and a "balled" mouse).

I have had the exact problem you describe -- but that was with Debian. Otherwise, no trouble.

Sorry, and good luck to ya...
 
Old 11-04-2005, 08:46 AM   #5
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I have had problems with usb wireless keyboards on some Linux distros so I always suggest using ps2 instead.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 05:11 PM   #6
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Well it is solved..

1. I failed to notice the "USB Keyboard" option

2. I got a new wired keyboard that has a PS2 connector.
 
Old 11-07-2005, 08:25 AM   #7
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I have used RoFreeSBIE Live CD with a Microsoft weirless keyboard and it worked.
Initialy won't worked because the F-lock was not pressed.
 
  


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