[rescue] USB KVM with my Octane: possible?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Tue Jun 19 00:19:18 CDT 2007

>From: Micah R Ledbetter <vlack-lists at vlack.com>
>Date: 2007/06/18 Mon PM 11:40:57 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] USB KVM with my Octane: possible?

>Short answer: I found what I was looking for. [0]. We'll see if it  
>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.
>  - Micah
>[0] http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812107901


The device you posted (above) apears to have the wrong orientation for your 
needs - it takes a pair of PS/2 devices and put them into a USB posrt on the 
computer, as shown on the Mfg. website:


I understood your problem was to put a PS/2 system on a USB KVM, not the 


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