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Old 04-16-2004, 09:51 AM   #1
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Why my ACER keyboard is unusable when I install freebsd?


After I boot my machin from the CD1 of freebsd 5.2.1, I find that my ACER keyboard is unusable.
I can't even light the NumLock!!
Why? Somebody said that ACER keyboard is not compatibl with freebsd. Is that true?

I am very sad!!!
 
Old 04-16-2004, 03:41 PM   #2
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Is it a standard ps/2 keyboard?
 
Old 04-16-2004, 04:55 PM   #3
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Apparently, yes:

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Acer_Keyboard_...369941/TabId/4

But there might be a lot of different models around...
 
Old 04-16-2004, 06:05 PM   #4
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Is it a standard ps/2 keyboard?
It is ps/2 port.
 
Old 04-16-2004, 06:10 PM   #5
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Apparently, yes:

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Acer_Keyboard_...369941/TabId/4

But there might be a lot of different models around...
What is it? A adapter?
But I can use by keyboard in windows and linux..
Also, I can use it in the boot menu of freebsd CD1.
 
Old 04-16-2004, 06:16 PM   #6
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That's a very weird problem you got up there . Well, I also have a weird problem with BSD. I use a data transfer switch, so I can share mouse, keyboard and monitor with different computers. All works fine, but if I switch from BSD to another machine and them come back to BSD, the mouse is dead and I've to reboot BSD ...
 
Old 04-16-2004, 06:53 PM   #7
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That's a very weird problem you got up there . Well, I also have a weird problem with BSD. I use a data transfer switch, so I can share mouse, keyboard and monitor with different computers. All works fine, but if I switch from BSD to another machine and them come back to BSD, the mouse is dead and I've to reboot BSD ...
If it's not a kvm, but a passive model (old skool type) then that could be the problem. The kvm's keep a constant connection to the ports so it knows there is a keyboard/mouse/monitor attached. The old skool ones act just as if you unplug the mouse/key/monitor from one computer and plug it into the other and that will sometimes drop the mouse / keyboard / monitor connection.
 
Old 04-16-2004, 07:30 PM   #8
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Hmmmm, thanks Marble!. Well, yeah, this is a very, very old switch, so that could be the problem .
 
  


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