I have identical problem behavior with the following FreeBSD install ISOs:
When I boot from the install CD, it brings me to the menu to select my
keyboard layout. The first key I press (e.g., <ENTER> or <DownArrow>)
is repeated over and over, and no further keyboard input is possible.
E.g., if I press and release <DownArrow>, the menu scrolls down to the
very last entry and then is stuck there. Or if I press and release
<ENTER>, it flip-flops perpetually between the main menu screen and the
sub-screen. It behaves as if I am just holding down the first key I press.
If I boot with ACPI on, my power button does not have any effect at this
point. If I press the RESET button, then when the GRUB menu shows the
keyboard is not functional; I have to switch the power supply off and on
to reset it.
The following work properly:
- 4.11-RELEASE-i386-miniinst.iso (FreeBSD 4.11)
- dfly-1.12.0_REL.iso (DragonFly BSD)
- BeleniX 0.6.1 (OpenSolaris distro)
- NetBSD 4.0
- Linux 2.6 kernel
- Windows XP
How-To-Repeat: The hardware:
- XFX nForce 650i motherboard
- NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra MCP chipset
- Product web page: http://tinyurl.com/366hty
- Latest BIOS update from XFX installed (650P04)
- USB keyboard (Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000 v1.0)
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 CPU
- NVIDIA 7900GS video card
- 4G RAM
- 1 SATA hard drive
Boot from a FreeBSD install CD (5.5-RELEASE and higher). At the boot
menu, the keyboard functions properly (SPACE to pause the countdown, 2
to boot without ACPI, etc.).
Wait for the first menu to show, press and release any key.
Watch it behave as if the key is being pressed repeatedly. Notice that
no key input has any effect (including Ctrl-Alt-Del). If ACPI is on, the
Power button has no effect.
I tried setting the BIOS USB settings to V1.1 only, and it had no effect.
I tried disabling the USB keyboard in the BIOS; at the boot menu, the
keyboard did not function at all; once the menu system came up, the same
exact problem happened.
Unfortunately I don't have a PS/2 keyboard to test with!
Make a guess here and assign it to the usb mailing list.
I finally got a PS/2 keyboard and hooked it up: it works (tested with
7.0-RELEASE-i386-bootonly.iso). It seems to have a slight delay (when
I press <DownArrow> multiple times in a menu, it takes a second or so
before it finally arrives at the desired menu item), but it does work
without any keyboard hangs.
However, I was unable to test beyond the basic installer menus,
because the hard disk isn't being detected, similar to:
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