Originally Posted by kmoore134
With the old mouse connected, try this out. Edit /etc/rc.conf and change
fastboot_enable to NO. Then reboot, and test again. Do you still have
I edited /etc/rc.conf changing fastboot_enable to NO, powered down, and reconnected the mouse and keyboard to the usb ports, but when I restarted there was a error message about recovering vi sessions, sendmail and an invalid hostname. Then after sleeping and waiting to retry it finished booting.
I rebooted several times with the mouse and keyboard connected to both the ps2 and usb ports, each time with the same errors and halting boot process until I re-edited /etc/rc.conf changing fastboot_enable to YES. Then I was able to boot normally.
I'm not sure if the issue of the mouse dying was solved by this edit since it had previously lived through several logouts before dying in previous attempts to correct the problem.
I am also content to use the ps2 ports for mouse and keyboard since they are the same hardware connected through usb to ps2 adapters and this free's up 2 usb ports for other use.
i thought of trying this edit before when I was posting my /etc/rc.conf in the start of this thread and noticed the "fastboot" line, but decided that sacrificing a 'fastboot" wasn't an equitable trade-off for the use of my usb ports by my mouse and keyboard.
I would be happy to test your theory, though, if you can help my fix the boot error first. I am not very comfortable operating with the edit since it didn't boot properly. I had changed my hostname to pcbsd64 after installing. Maybe the boot error is related to this change.