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#1 2006-05-21 16:22:07

Echo
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From: Ohio, United States
Registered: 2006-05-16
Posts: 239

Keyboard with USB > PS/2 converter. Dead keys.

Hi all,

I have a usb keyboard I'm trying to connect with a usb > ps/2 (keyboard) converter so I can use it with a KVM switch. When connected this way it does not work. If I go straight to the ps/2 port, bypassing the kvm switch, again it does not work.

The keyboard does work if I hook the keyboard up directly to a usb port.

I have a Logitech wireles mouse working with no problems with a usb > ps/2 converter through the kvm switch. Also, I'm using a cheap ps/2 keyboard through the kvm switch and it works fine.

Relevant parts of my xorg.conf are:

Section "ServerLayout"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    Driver      "kbd"
EndSection

Any thoughts on how to get my usb keyboard working with the usb > ps/2 converter?

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#2 2006-05-21 16:45:19

lilsirecho
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Re: Keyboard with USB > PS/2 converter. Dead keys.

Perhaps the converter is not recognized as a usb device in your system.

Try... lsusb.... and go from there.


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#3 2006-05-21 18:28:47

iBertus
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From: Greenville, NC
Registered: 2004-11-04
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Re: Keyboard with USB > PS/2 converter. Dead keys.

Does that keyboard work when plugged directly into the machine in question *with* the converter attached? I couldn't tell if you had already tried that from the original post.

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#4 2006-05-21 20:51:59

Echo
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From: Ohio, United States
Registered: 2006-05-16
Posts: 239

Re: Keyboard with USB > PS/2 converter. Dead keys.

#lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
 

Does that keyboard work when plugged directly into the machine in question *with* the converter attached?

No it does not work plugged directly into the ps/2 port with the converter.

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