[PC-BSD Support] Keyboard not working on Dell XPS 1530 during install

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Fri Feb 1 11:49:15 PST 2008


Glad to hear you like the OS :)

As for the keyboard, what type is it? A PS2 or USB dell-specific board? 
But it does work fine after you get the system loaded, correct? If so, 
then probably a module or something is missing from the install CD, but 
is present in the installed system. I'm still working on a 1.5 release 
of PC-BSD here, would you be willing to test it out and confirm if this 
problem still exists when I've got the ISO's ready for testing?


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

Vivin Suresh Paliath wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> First of all I'd like to congratulate you guys on developing an amazing
> distribution. I've been using PC-BSD for about six months now and I really
> like it. I just received my new Dell XPS 1530 in the mail. I was pretty
> excited because I was going to put PC-BSD on it. However, I ran into a snag
> during installation where the keyboard will not work. I tried running it in
> vesa (just for the hell of it) and regular mode and the keyboard still will
> not work. Once I get to the password screen, I cannot go any further because
> of this problem. I was finally able to install the system by plugging in a
> USB keyboard. A number of people seem to have this issue. After starting up
> the system, I seem to have no problem using the keyboard. Hope you guys can
> look into this. Thanks!
> Vivin
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