Subject: Re: USB -> PS/2: does it work?
To: Bryan P , <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Richard Rauch <email@example.com>
Date: 10/02/2002 11:34:32
I can't comment about a general adaptor. However, I have a keyboard that
works either as USB or plugs into a USB<->PS/2-keyboard adaptor (which
shipped with the keyboard). This works for me.
Note that under 1.5, I recall that if I had multiple USB devices attached
at boot, only the first would get probed; I'd have to detach and re-attach
the others to get the kernel to find them. For that reason, I've been
leaving my keyboard on the system's "real" PS/2 connector. (I should try
changing it over, though, under 1.6 and see if that problem has been
fixed. I've always been reluctant to hot-plug PS/2 devices, and sometimes
I *do* wish to reconnect a keyboard without powering down. I don't know
if PS/2 really cares or not.)
The keyboard was made by, of all companies, MicroSoft. (^&
I think that the keyboard's adaptor had a disclaimer that it wasn't
guaranteed to work with other keyboards. Still, there's at least one case
where it works.
``I probably don't know what I'm talking about.'' --firstname.lastname@example.org