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Date:      13 Jun 2002 14:00:53 +0930
From:      "Daniel O'Connor" <>
To:        Jordan Breeding <>
Cc:        freebsd-current@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Support for USB devices out-of-the-box in -current?
Message-ID:  <>

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On Thu, 2002-06-13 at 13:04, Jordan Breeding wrote:
> number of systems ship with USB keyboards these days and it would be
> nice to be able to use it during sysinstall if no PS/2 keyboard is
> found.  Thanks for any information about whether this will be a reality
> in 5.0-RELEASE.

I believe that is already the case.

If it doesn't find a ps/2 keyboard it will assume USB and wait until
such a device is attached. (Which really sucks when your PS/2 keyboard
isn't detected, but I digress...)

usbd is run by sysinstall when it starts and I believe the right stuff
is in the kernel to support mice as well, but I don't think it is 100%
integrated (eg with the mouse setup widget).

Note that these observations are based on -stable sources, so YMMV :)

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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