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I have purchased a number of Microservers and have finally got around to setting the first one up.
It doesn't have a PS2 port, but, has loads of USB ports. I mainly use PS2 here and could only quickly find an old Apple Keyboard.
Anyway, I started the machine up, and it was just so slow! It took slightly over 6 minutes from turning on until it got past the BIOS. However, I noticed that the BIOS was so unresponsive and slow.
Anyway, after a while, I traced it down to the keyboard I was using! The moment I unplug, boot goes from over 6 minutes to about 10 seconds! The moment I plug it back in, it goes very slow!
I have just tested this morning with my camera that charges by USB, and, I am not seeing the same issue at all - and, I find it hard to imagine that my camera is drawing less power than a keyboard.
On this basis, I have concluded that that the keyboard is simply not compatible with the Microserver.
That being said, I have never seen this issue before in my life! I was just wondering if anyone else has seen it and/or can you recommend anything?
I have found another USB keyboard and the system works fine with that. I have tested the Apple keyboard again in the second system and the exact same thing happens. I am very worried about doing this again for testing in case it damages the machine, but, I am still curious as to why this is happening.
As far as I know, the Mac keyboard does work fine in other computers I have tested it on, but, there is just something wrong about using it with a Microserver. This makes no logical sense to me as I would expect it just to not work or similar rather than slow the machine down.
Anyway, leaving open for now!