[rescue] USB KVM with my Octane: possible?

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 14:22:34 CDT 2007

John Floren wrote:
>> That adapter doesn't actually adapt USB to PS/2.  There is some
>> circuitry in your cheapo keyboard that can detect that adapter and
>> switch its interface to a PS/2 mode, which corresponds to the input and
>> output pinouts on that adapter.
>> Not exactly the same thing.
> Bummer. I prefer to deal with Model M's anyway, so my knowledge of USB
> keyboards is rather lacking ;)

I prefer Model Ms too, but if I could get my hands on an adapter to 
allow one to use a USB keyboard on a PS/2, I'd be able to hook my 
RS/6000 397 to the USB KVM switch built into my monitor.  I already have 
a USB -> PS/2 adapter hooking a Model M up to the KVM switch.

Peace...  Sridhar

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