Which keyboard with Mac Mini G4?
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    dexter
    Posts: 10 from 2016/1/14
    Hi everybody,

    I'm new here and I've never used MorphOS before. I got a Mac Mini G4 but unfortunately without any keyboard.

    Which keyboard models can you suggest me? Can I only use the four Mac keyboards which are mentioned in the FAQ on the MorphOS site (A1048, M7803, A1242 and A1243)?
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12098 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > Which keyboard models can you suggest me? Can I only use the four Mac keyboards which
    > are mentioned in the FAQ on the MorphOS site (A1048, M7803, A1242 and A1243)?

    No, you can also use others, see for instance:

    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=6945&forum=11&start=16
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Yasu
    Posts: 1724 from 2012/3/22
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    Any standard USB keyboard will work. Some gaming keyboards doesn't though.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    NewSense
    Posts: 1492 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, UK/GB
    I use the Apple A1016 Bluetooth keyboard (no wires) which I had to initiate through the dual boot of my system as only the Mac has a Bluetooth stack, which is a pity it's lacking at present for MorphOS.

    Anyway, once the two devices are paired then it holds onto the pairing even after resets/switch offs, so it's basically a fully integrated piece of kit for my Mac Mini MorphOS system and can be used some distance away from the Mac Mini along with my wireless trackball. ;-)
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    dexter
    Posts: 10 from 2016/1/14
    Thank you all very much. I got a used A1243 keyboard today. The Mac Mini I've bought works finde. MorphOS boots from CD and it's really amazing to see the Workbench like UI. :)

    Now I need a mouse. Moving the mouse cursor with the keyboard keys works like expected like with the Amiga keyboard but it makes me tired. :D
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    NewSense
    Posts: 1492 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, UK/GB
    Virtually any USB mouse/trackball should work OK, at least all the ones I've used, even some of the cheap USB ones have been OK.
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    Zylesea
    Posts: 2054 from 2003/6/4
    Quote:

    dexter schrieb:
    Hi everybody,

    I'm new here and I've never used MorphOS before. I got a Mac Mini G4 but unfortunately without any keyboard.

    Which keyboard models can you suggest me? Can I only use the four Mac keyboards which are mentioned in the FAQ on the MorphOS site (A1048, M7803, A1242 and A1243)?


    As other already said almost all usb keyboards work. I uses some no name keyboard for a while and then bought an Apple A1242 which I like very much. I prefer it over a wireless keyboard because of the inbuild 2 port usb hub.
    As with most Apple hardware it's rather well build and it's nice to type on it. Unfortunately only abvailable used today.
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    honey_badger
    Posts: 3 from 2016/2/24
    I'm using an old plain ordinary USB keyboard that once belonged to a Dell PC ... works fine.

    And a Logitech wireless trackball 'mouse' , that uses a USB receiver ... also works fine.

    As does a generic USB hub ....

    [ Edited by honey_badger 25.02.2016 - 19:40 ]
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    takemehomegrandma
    Posts: 2720 from 2003/2/24
    Quote:

    Yasu wrote:
    Any standard USB keyboard will work. Some gaming keyboards doesn't though.


    I have an "el-cheapo" noname keyboard that works with MorphOS itself, but not with the MacMini firmware, making it impossible to use this for MorphOS installation from CD since I can't get it to boot from it.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    realstar
    Posts: 298 from 2003/2/24
    From: Canada
    I like the Apple a1048 keyboard which is nice and big and very durable and reliable.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    TheMagicM
    Posts: 1218 from 2003/6/17
    welcome to the collective.
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