USB to PS2 Mouse and Keyboard Adapter
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    XDelusion
    Posts: 602 from 2010/10/27
    Has anyone ever used one of these?

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=usb+to+ps2+mouse+and+keyboard&_sacat=0

    If so which unit did you use?

    The reason I ask is that I'd like to use my Mouse/Keyboard/Monitor switcher between my AROS machine and my Mac MINI running MorphOS.

    The Mac of course lacks PS2 ports so I figured something like this might just resolve my problem.

    Have any of you used these before?
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    runequester
    Posts: 106 from 2010/1/11
    I can't view ebay at work, but I have a pretty generic USB PS2 adapter for my keyboard and it works fine with Poseidon. Haven't had any issue with my old IBM keyboard (I am having issues remapping keys, but I don't think that's due to the adapter)
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  • »27.07.12 - 21:43
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    XDelusion
    Posts: 602 from 2010/10/27
    Good enough for me, just ordered one from within te states. Under $3.00 shipped.

    Thank you for the feedback!
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    XDelusion
    Posts: 602 from 2010/10/27
    runequester: Would it be possible for you to post a picture of the one you have?

    The one I bought detects fine under MoprhOS, but does not seem to respond to any of the keyboards I plug into it.

    On the other hand it works fine under Windows.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Crumb
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    It's a problem with the keyboard initialization, please, use MorphOS error reporting formulary. I reported it some time ago but I ended up buying another adapter
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    XDelusion
    Posts: 602 from 2010/10/27
    formulary?

    I just ordered a second adapter. :)
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12113 from 2003/5/22
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    >> use MorphOS error reporting formulary.

    > formulary?

    I guess he means the facility described there:

    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=8586&forum=16&start=1
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Crumb
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    Go to About MorphOS and you'll find a button to report bugs in the third tab.
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  • Caterpillar
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    Matt_H
    Posts: 30 from 2009/2/21
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    I'm using this thing to flip keyboard, mouse, and monitor between my MorphOS Mac Mini and my OSX Mac Mini.

    It's VGA, so the signal quality degrades a bit compared to a direct video connection, and Poseidon chirps whenever I switch machines, but the core functionality works well. Nice and cheap, too!

    I was previously using a PS2-to-USB adapter on the OSx Mac Mini, and the performance was abysmal - would frequently drop dead for no reason.

    [ Edited by Matt_H 01.08.2012 - 23:16 ]
  • »02.08.12 - 05:15
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    XDelusion
    Posts: 602 from 2010/10/27
    Caterpillar, that's and interesting looking device!

    What I ended up getting though was this:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/320934237383?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    It worked first try, I still have to submit a report about the other device.

    In conjunction with this I am also going to be using a Belkin switch box similar to this one, but without the USB:

    4-port-usb-20-kvm-vga-keyboard-mouse-switch-box_150570709565.jpg

    [ Edited by XDelusion 11.08.2012 - 12:05 ]
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  • »11.08.12 - 18:03
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