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It does not work because the old IBM clone mouse does not speak the USB protocol. There are at least three kinds of mice: Mice who only speak PS2. Mice who only speak the USB protocol. Mice which understand both, detect which pins are connected and 'speak' the right language. A passive PS/2 to USB plug only works on the last set. An old IBM clone mouse ...


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I was in a similar situation, I just got a System76 Gazelle Professional and my USB mouse / keyboard were not working on Windows 7. The drivers System76 offer (at least for my model) are not the most accurate, as the Ethernet / WiFi drivers didn't seem to work and I had to instead install official drivers from Intel. Thus, I figured that either system76 ...


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I have never experienced that, in many years of accidentally swapping the keyboard and mouse in systems with two PS/2 ports. The only thing that goes wrong is you can't type anything, and moving the mouse might generate a few arbitrary keystrokes.


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PS/2 Plug's themselves are made to be different colours as each colour send different signal's, and so they are not interchangable. However, the converter in question may not follow these rules at all, and i would even go as far as to be surprised if it wouldnt work with both mice and keyboard. So my best bet? just try it, there is no real easy way to ...


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Yes. The PS/2 plug is designed for both mice and keyboards. This shouldn't be an issue so long as your OS can load the drivers for it but this would be true using USB anyways.


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Any PC user with knowledge knows that PS/2 is a much better connection than USB. First,it will give you total freedom with no limit to the amount of simultaneous key presses. And, equally as important, using the PS/2 may just improve your overall gaming experience. The reason is that when you use a USB keyboard your computer is actually using CPU time ...


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Have you checked if you are using old monitor Gigabyte 3D bios not compatible with Old monitor. try to change the monitor, might be it works for you. See this post Gigabyte keyboard not working



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