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2answers
55 views

Can I use my green (mouse) USB-to-PS/2 adapter for keyboards?

I have a USB keyboard which I want to connect over PS/2 to my computer. I only have a green USB-to-PS/2 adapter which has the symbol of a mouse on it. Can I use it for the USB keyboard anyways? My ...
2
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1answer
181 views

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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1answer
305 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
83 views

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 ...
4
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3answers
226 views

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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1answer
70 views

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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2answers
248 views

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? ...
2
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1answer
271 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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2answers
42 views

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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2answers
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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 ...
0
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0answers
144 views

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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1answer
1k views

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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1answer
284 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
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1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
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1answer
543 views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
9k views

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 ...
1
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2answers
140 views

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. ...
0
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0answers
81 views

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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1answer
289 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 ...
1
vote
2answers
920 views

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?
8
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3answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
4k views

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 ...
9
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11answers
22k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
150 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 ...
16
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4answers
14k views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
5k views

How can I use a wireless keyboard/mouse combo with a PS/2 KVM?

I purchased a wireless Logitech Wave mouse/keyboard combo and want to use it with my old PS2 KVM. I've seen a few converters out there that might work, but the problem is they connect one USB-> one ...