Author: Dan Langille
Date: 05-04-02 00:38
> I've read that FreeBSD does not allow you to plug in a PS/2
> keyboard after bootup to protect the motherboard.
I've read, and been told, differently. That that is not the reason, but rather a side effect. I detail that in the section titled "Well, that's kind of stupid. Why not make that the default?". It's a side effect of another choice AFAIK.
> PS/2 is not
> designed for hot-swapping devices, so in a freak accident you
> could blow a part of your motherboard by connecting a
> keyboard when the machine is up.
I've heard that.
> I think there's a reference
> on the FreeBSD questions mailing list archive.
No doubt. I'd love to see it.