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#1 2006-08-17 13:47:57

luisrobles
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Registered: 2006-03-12
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Adapter: From ps/2 Mouse and Keyboard to 1 USB

Hi:
My Question is quite simple, this thing works under Linux?:

http://www.sumadata.cl/detalle.asp?id_producto=3
http://www.hl.cl/adaptadoresusb/adaptad … entral.htm

every adapter say "Windows 98/XP/Mac", but none say "work under Linux".
The main use is for my laptop (integrated keyboard sux). My Keyboard to plug is an Microsoft  :oops:  Natural.



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#2 2006-08-17 13:59:05

mpie
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Re: Adapter: From ps/2 Mouse and Keyboard to 1 USB

yes  ps/2 to usb working fine here

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#3 2006-08-17 14:01:26

luisrobles
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Re: Adapter: From ps/2 Mouse and Keyboard to 1 USB

mpie wrote:

yes  ps/2 to usb working fine here

But the two things to 1 usb work fine? really?
Any special config for Xorg or something?


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#4 2006-08-17 14:06:57

Simastrick
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Re: Adapter: From ps/2 Mouse and Keyboard to 1 USB

As far as I know, adapters such as those do not need extra drivers or anything like that; if it's a ps/2 to usb adapter then the system/OS will see the device as a usb device, even at the lowest level.. hence it will work with any OS. The "for windows/mac" blurb is probably only a marketing device.

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#5 2006-08-17 14:41:06

Simastrick
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Re: Adapter: From ps/2 Mouse and Keyboard to 1 USB

and also, a single usb port can support (theoretically) up to 127 devices, so your devices will work fine, as if they were two usb devices connected to a usb hub.

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#6 2006-08-17 21:15:11

Lone_Wolf
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Re: Adapter: From ps/2 Mouse and Keyboard to 1 USB

The windows/mac specs found on many  such items seems to mean they have TESTED it on such systems and confirm it worked.
So if you use it under any other system, you're on your own.

NOTE : this is not as bad as it looks.

I currently use these items without problems under archlinux :
KVM switch
GPRSUMTS-card
HP USB printer
TFT screen
All of them had only windows and mac in the specifications.
The umts-card was even specifically listed as NOT SUPPORTED under linux.
Offcourse the windows/mac software that came with the devices doesn't work, but that kind of software is often very bloated and i never missed it.


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#7 2006-08-18 07:28:20

Simastrick
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Re: Adapter: From ps/2 Mouse and Keyboard to 1 USB

Oh, of course. But I was referring specifically to the devices that luisrobles linked to. Is a ps/2-usb adapter not transparent to the system, so that it wouldn't matter whatever OS is used--the device(s) is simply detected as a usb device..?

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