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Re: install/48557: 6.1.3 installed just perfect. When I rebooted, the kbd didn't work, could not log in.
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From: David Laight <david%l8s.co.uk@localhost>
Subject: Re: install/48557: 6.1.3 installed just perfect. When I rebooted, the
kbd didn't work, could not log in.
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:31:09 +0000
On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 12:30:01AM +0000, John Watts wrote:
> *New information*
> I tried a new keyboard that I just bought for another machine. It is a
> "dasKeyboard" with the older type keyswitches. It worked perfectly, I
> just plugged it in and NetBSD booted and allowed login and everything
> worked perfectly. This (expensive) keyboard is a slightly strange
> beast, it is usb, but the cable from the keyboard has *two* usb
> connectors on the end. You plug them both in and the keyboard works,
> plus there are two functioning USB sockets on the right hand edge of
> the keyboard itself. I like. You get a working keyboard and you get
> your usb slots back too, in a more convenient spot. I can now attach
> my wireless mouse radio gadget, right close to the mouse but not in the
> way at all. If you want to google (I am not selling the keyboards, just
> providing picture):
At a guess the second USB connector goes to a USB hub inside the keyboard.
> I have still another keyboard, quite similar to the first keyboard I
> tried (this one is a Lenovo "ibm" style keyboard). It didn't work
> either. I have a little USB/PS2 adapter. I put it on the end of the
> usb cable of the lenovo and plugged it into the little ps2 connection.
> gigabyte had marked the ps2 plug with both a keyboard symbol and a
> mouse symbol so if it had been a true ps2 cable it should have
> worked. It didn't work in this case though.
Nope, those adapters are simple electrical converters.
They work because some keyboards and mice auto-detect whether they
are connected to USB or PS/2 ports.
David Laight: david%l8s.co.uk@localhost
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