[rescue] USB KVM with my Octane: possible?

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 00:00:43 CDT 2007

Micah R Ledbetter wrote:
> Short answer: I found what I was looking for. [0]. We'll see if it  
> works.
> Long answer: continue reading :)
> On Jun 18, 2007, at 13:54, Doug McLaren wrote:
>> Well, that sounds like the right answer, but all the PS/2<->USB
>> adapters I have take a PS/2 keyboard and mouse and adapt them to a USB
>> computer.  What you need is the opposite -- something to adapt a USB
>> keyboard and mouse to a PS/2 computer.
>> I've never seen an adapter like that.
> Oh, I've seen adapters like that. I have tons. They probably still  
> come with USB peripherals. However, they just take a single USB input  
> and push it to a single PS/2 output...
>   - USB device (e.g. mouse) <--adapter--> PS/2 port
> I tried one that I have, and it doesn't work (as per original post).  
> I assume that it has something to do with the fact that this KVM puts  
> both mouse and keyboard over the same USB wire, so what I need isn't  
> the adapter itself as much as the device that takes kbd+mouse over  
> USB and spits out the two different signals to two different wires.
> Fortunately, as stated above, I found one.

It looks like the one in your link is still for hooking a PS/2 keyboard 
and mouse to a USB computer and not vice versa.

Peace...  Sridhar

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