Console issues under VMware

David Cuthbert dacut at
Sun Feb 15 23:13:15 PST 2004

Matthew Dillon wrote:
    There was a bug a few days ago which screwed up serial communications
    that has since been fixed.  It could be that.
Doubtful; this definitely seems (or seemed) related to 8042 handling.

I discovered that I was still trying to load the VMware tools driver for 
FreeBSD (which worked many moons ago, but has segfaulted for months 
now).  Removing this seems to have done the trick.  I suspect that some 
VMware shim managed to get wedged in the input code.

At any rate, I had no need for VMware tools since I'm not running X, so...


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