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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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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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 ...
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How can I use a wireless keyboard/mouse combo with a PS/2 KVM? [closed]

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 ...