PS/2 is an older interface for connecting mice and keyboards to a PC. The connector is a 6-pin Mini-DIN and only fits one way.

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ps/2 port of the case doesn't work properly

I'm going to install Win XP on my computer (I had win 7 but had some problem with installing the HP printer on it and so I decide to install XP because that printer seems to be installed properly on ...
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Phantom PS/2 keyboard, code 10

I have this computer (ECS K7S5a mobo, Vista x86) that has neither PS/2 keyboard nor PS/2 mouse (they are both USB) and yet a phantom PS/2 keyboard appears in the device manager with a code 10. It ...
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PS/2 keyboard works in BIOS but no longer in Windows 7

This keyboard has been working fine yesterday. Today I start the computer and it stops working somewhere during the Windows logo animation (I keep toggling the Fn key to check). It doesn't react to ...
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In what way does non-“full n-key rollover” hinder fast typists? [closed]

Wikipedia claims (although the latter claim does not cite a source) that: High-end keyboards that provide full n-key rollover typically do so via a PS/2 interface as the USB mode most often used ...
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Video Card doesn't work without PS/2 Keyboard plugged into PS/2 Mouse port

To make a very long story short, we had a computer in with an odd problem: While the computer otherwise booted fine (Windows start-up sound played), The PCIe-16 video card would not display an image ...
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can't access my bios with my usb keyboard no ps/2

my USB keyboard doesn't seem to be recognized at post. I have no ps/2 port. no port on my motherboard. Can't install my windows 7 cause I think is on gpt or else. I really need to get access to my ...
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PS/2 keyboard and mouse issues

I've experienced an incredibly weird problem with my PS/2 mouse and keyboard. For a few months now I've been running Windows 8.1 Pro and everything seemed to work fine. Today I removed all of the ...
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Windows not recognizing mouse or keyboard

I purchased myself a Wild Dog Performance from System76 for Christmas and I am loving it; I've been forced to use Windows at work and having a machine that runs Ubuntu perfectly is a welcome relief ...
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How to Determine if USB mouse supports PS/2?

Without having the mouse in hand, is there any way if I can determine if a USB mouse (ie: http://dx.com/p/usb-2-0-wired-red-laser-3200-2400-1600-800dpi-gaming-mouse-black-225631#tabProInfo) supports ...
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Transmission rate of PS/2

USB 2.0 full speed - 12 Mbps USB 2.0 high speed - 480 Mbps But what are the rates for PS/2?
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VirutalBox - How to use USB based mouse as PS/2 mouse?

I'm using VirutalBox to run Windows 1.1. But this version of windows only support PS/2 input devices (Keyboard/Mouse). So, Is there any methods to use USB Based mouse (and Keyboard) as PS/2 standard? ...
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Is it true a USB keyboard can cause a boot to fail?

We had a server running Big-IP and we through out the server hardware and (many years latter) I'm trying to wipe the hard disk. I was trying to boot in to a System Rescue CD so I can run Darik's Boot ...
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When naming a port adapter which port should be said first?

For example a piece of hardware that plugs into a USB port and provides a PS/2 port, is it called a "USB to PS/2 adapter" or "PS/2 to USB adapter"?
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Gigabyte Motherboard Not Detecting Keyboard

My friend bought a Gigabyte motherboard for use in a hackintosh and for some reason it does not detect the keyboard. The keyboard lights up but no input is detected. He can not access the BIOS and has ...
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IBM Model M keyboard not detected on cold boot?

Sharing some experience for the clicky keyboards fans, hope it can be useful so somebody... A few months ago I got my first mechanical keyboard : an old IBM Model M, that I found in an electronic ...
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PCSX2 displays black screen

I have downloaded PCSX2 version 1.0.0 for Windows from the PCSX2 team's official site, http://pcsx2.net/. I own a PS2 and I have installed PCSX2 with a bios. I want to play the PS2 game "DragonBall Z ...
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Composite input to computer monitor

So I have a PS2 that I'd really like to connect to my computer monitor. My monitor only has input for HDMI and VGA, so I can't connect it directly. I have a TV Tuner PCI card (it came with the ...
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Wifi at home(no modem) but my bluray player and PS2 have ethernet port how do i connect?

i have Wifi at home(using HTC hotspot) no other modem but my phillips bluray player and sony PS2 have ethernet port how do i connect? Please advice
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Flashing LEDs on 101-key Unicomp PS/2 keyboard

Background Purchased a Gigabyte motherboard (GA-78LMT-USB3) with a new computer about a week ago. The keyboard is a Unicomp 101-key PS/2 keyboard, which is what I am using to type this question ...
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Using USB to PS/2 splitter it works good, but I can't type “<” and “>” on the PS/2 keyboard

I'm using a USB to PS/2 splitter it works good, but I can't type "<" and ">" on the PS/2 keyboard. The mouse works just fine, and so does the keyboard, except I can't type these to keys, which is ...
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Adapter TRENDNET USB A — PS/2 doesn't work on notebook Asus

I have an adapter for connecting PS/2 keyboard and mouse to USB port on a notebook -- TRENDNET USB A (m) — PS/2 (see image below). Unfortunately, it doesn't work with my ASUS notebook (neither ...
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My computer has no place for a keyboard cord

I have a dell d630 laptop and I recently bought a Microsoft Natural Multimedia Keyboard 1.0a. When I looked over my computer for a place to plug the cord in, however, I couldn't find one. The end of ...
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Keyboard leds and X11 configuration changes randomly

I've been having this problem for a while now (= months). Though it's not life or death, it's like radiation poisoning - it accumulates, and reached a critical point. Here goes: The Numlock and ...
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PC won't boot / USB and PS2 keyboards don't work

My brother's PC has stopped working. He now cannot boot into windows, and he can't access BIOS by pressing the DEL key as no keyboards work. He has tried 4 different keyboards, one of which is PS/2. ...
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high(er than 30hz) refresh rate PS/2 to USB adaptor for NEW pc? [closed]

I'm part of the 1%. The keyboard snobs. I use a 16 year old keyboard. It's made by Alps, with all the hullabaloo to do with their key-switches. Interestingly enough, it also has an Alps Glidepoint ...
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Numlock on when computer is off

I have a desktop PC which was recently moved. Since moving I've noticed that even while the PC is turned off (but wall socket turned on) the NumLock LED on the keyboard is on. It may have been doing ...
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Recognizing a USB keyboard and mouse within Windows after a clean install

I am attempting to deploy a bare bones Windows XP Pro SP3 clean install image across multiple computers. It has been a success. However, for computers without PS/2 capabilities, I am unable to ...
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Connect ps/2->usb keyboard to linux?

I have a lovely ancient ergonomic keyboard (no name SK - 6000) connected via a DIN->ps/2 adapter to a ps/2->usb adapter to my docking station. After Grub it stops working. It takes either suspending ...
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PS/2 mouse light goes out randomly

I have a problem where the light on my optical PS/2 mouse goes out for a few seconds. When it goes out, the cursor stops moving, but clicks still work. I have already tried another mouse and it ...
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Mechanical mouse using USB-to-PS/2 Adapter freezes occasionally

I am using an AOpen PS/2 mechanical mouse in Ubuntu 11.10 with a Staples USB-to-PS/2 Adapter with my Intel DP67DE motherboard. The mouse is more comfortable for my hand as it has a lower height than ...
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Why is the PS/2 interface not plug-and-play?

PS/2 interface has existed since Windows 95 (that I can remember) and, while all another interfaces were upgraded (USB, USB2, USB3, …) or just died (such as Parallel, and the large one used for ...
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Is there a distinct advantage that a PS2 port has over a serial/USB port?

Silly question perhaps ... I'm told that PS2 technology dates back to the early 1990's or thereabouts. By and large, motherboard manufacturers still support PS2 technology/ports instead of providing ...
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Can the internal micro processor / electronics in a keyboard break? [closed]

When I tried to connect my USB keyboard to another PC without USB, I used a USB to PS/2 converter but accidentally used the green connector, which is meant for mouses. So, my keyboard stopped working. ...
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Can I plug a keyboard into a PS2 port labeled for a mouse?

I have an old laptop with a PS2 port and it has a mouse symbol on it. Does this mean I can only plug a mouse into this port and will a keyboard work?
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PS2 to USB adapter for keyboard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connect a keyboard to my laptop Is it possible to connect PS2 keyboard using USB port to computer via adapter or converter ?
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PS2-USB keyboard solutions (spring return keyboard, UK layout)

I have several really nice big old clicky spring return Dell keyboards (these go back to the Pentium 2 era, if anyone's wondering how I managed to get "Dell keyboard" and "nice" into the same ...
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Why does selecting text and then hitting the delete key on my IBM Model M keyboard confuse Gnome/Ubuntu?

I picked up a second hand IBM Model M "clicky" keyboard (series 52G9658) and connected it to the PS/2 port of the "HP Z400 Workstation" here at work (this model M variant has an integral PS/2 cable.) ...
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Logitech PS2 Eye Toy on 64-bit Windows 7

I recently pulled out my old PS2 Eye Toy (Black/Logitech) and attempted to get it working on my Windows 7 x64 PC. However, the driver I downloaded (I tried more than one), didn't work, and many ...
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Laptop keyboards are USB or PS2 devices?

I know they use a flat cable to connecto to the motherboard, but logically, are they USB or PS2 devices?
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USB ->PS2 -> USB ->thumb drive -> WTF?

I plug a USB to PS2 converter into my computer and then plug a PS2 to USB converter (different brand) into that and then plug a thumb drive into that... and the drive works. What the heck?! Is USB ...
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USB KVM vs. PS/2 KVM switches

Is one of those types of KVM switches better than the other in any way? One faster than the other? Is the switching instantaneous? Transparency for the OS: Does the OS even know about the switch? Does ...
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Laptop's internal keyboard as an external one?

Firstly, let me say that I've never seen how a laptop's internal keyboard interface with the motherboard. Hence the question. The thing is I use an external keyboard and monitor, but I like how ...
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PS/2 mouse works with Windows 7 32-bit but not recognised by 64-bit, What to do?

Our USB mouse was stolen and a PS/2 OK_520 Mouse that works OK on my Medion PC, running Windows 7 32-bit, if plugged in before booting, is not recognised by Windows 7 64-bit on a Dell INSPIRONone_19T ...
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Is it safe to hot swap a PS/2 keyboard?

I've always powered down machine to change out PS/2 peripherals. Is it necessary?
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What adapter to use with an AT connection for USB/PS2?

I am planning on purchasing a vintage IBM model M keyboard. From the specs I can see that the connection that it uses is an "AT" connection. What sort of adapter would I need to get to make it work ...
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How can I insert my PS/2 mouse in a USB port?

I have an old but good PS/2 mouse that I want to use with my new Lenovo laptop. But there are no PS/2 ports. How can I use my good old mouse?
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How to add a second PS/2 keyboard to a PC that already has one?

My father has a Compaq 700Mhz slim PC running Windows XP. This has the two standard PS/2 ports, with a (French) keyboard and a mouse attached to them. For his studying he needs a Russian keyboard ...
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How do I hook up my computer speakers to my Playstation 2? [closed]

The speakers have a cable with 3.5 mm TRS plug; the cable is directly going into one the speaker boxes, so it cannot be detached. The A/V cable coming from the console has an S-Video Mini-DIN plug and ...
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Vista PS2 Mouse Does not work

I am trying to use a PS2 mouse with my Vista Home Ultimate (32-bit) machine. Vista installs the driver but says cannot load driver error code 10 in device manager. Driver is Microsoft 6.0.6001.18000 ...
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Do USB or PS/2 keyboards respond faster?

Do USB or PS/2 keyboards respond faster in terms of end-to-end input latency, keystrike to character appearing on the screen? Related: Under either connection, is the time between keystrike to ...