mouse keyboard conflicts
I had a hard time installing PCBSD 1.4. I could choose my language and timezone ok. When I got to the screen to setup root password and add users, I couldn't type. I would press a keyboard key to type, and the key would repeat as if the key was stuck or it wouldn't type at all. It is a ps2 keyboard. I retried intallation many times and tried choosing different languages, but same issue. I tried a different ps2 keyboard, and same issue. Same install disk worked on a differnet computer, just not this "HP Pavilion Slimline s7627c". On a hunch, I removed my ps2 mouse, and plugged in a USB mouse and tried to install again. Same issue. I tried again with no mouse plugged in. I was able to complete the install as long as no mouse is plugged in.
After more experimenting, I find that I can not boot into PCBSD if I have a mouse plugged in. I can unplug the mouse, allow it to boot, and completely log in with no mouse ok. Once I'm completely logged in, I can plug in the mouse and work normally with no apparent problems.