Subject: Re: keyboard pinout?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
List: port-next68k
Date: 10/18/2001 13:07:42
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On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 10:28:45AM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
> How can it work with a mono slab, then, which already has its DSP on
> the motherboard along with everything else?

Um. 'Cause I'm loopy. See below.

> P'raps.  If the signal is just wired straight through, it's easy
> enough, but if there's actually something complicated in between, it's
> more work than it's worth.
> I've got more keyboards than machines; I'll open up a keyboard and see
> if I can see anything from that.  (I couldn't infer anything from the
> digital logic board in the monitor....)

Good luck! :^>

> Hm, where would it even plug in?  To work with a mono slab and handle
> the keyboard and mouse, it would have to plug into the monitor
> connector.  And I have no idea where it would get the signals to drive
> the DSP from; there's a DSP port on the back, but it's the wrong
> interface; that's the DSP<->world interface, not CPU<->DSP.

Yeah, yeah. That's because I was confused. The sound box plugs into
the monitor port, and the keyboard and monitor plug into it.

Judging by, there are both ADB and non-ADB sound
boxes. They provide (NOT a DSP) a microphone, a speaker, and a
headphone jack (maybe not all of which you have on your machine?),
at the least further removed from the box itself.  And they look

For me, having one means that I can use just a dimension color
monitor on my dimension cube and use the black and white monitor
with a currently headless 030 cube.

But, while I'm pretty sure it would fix your problem, it's maybe
sounding less nifty as it gets fewer smarts. :^>

       ~ g r @

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