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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? [on hold]

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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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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1answer
208 views

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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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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1answer
283 views

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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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281 views

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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108 views

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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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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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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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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147 views

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 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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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 ...