[rescue] Sun USB keyboards/mice?
jorge234q at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 14 14:37:57 CDT 2007
--- Micah R Ledbetter <vlack-lists at vlack.com> wrote:
> On Sep 12, 2007, at 18:48, Curious George wrote:
> > I've got a Tatung box that is *some* sort of
> > Sun clone (it wants to call itself a Blade 1000
> > but I doubt that! :< Physically about the
> > same size as a U10 but heavy as lead!!). Sounds
> > like a jet aircraft when you power it up...
> How many processors and how fast? Sun made quite a
Two 750MHz "modules" ... I think <mumble>-III's or
somesuch? I will have to check when I get home.
(they are *much* larger than the modules used
in the U60, etc.)
> few "OEM boards",
> which may or may not have come with processors. I
> have no knowledge
> of anything that claims to be a Blade 1000, though,
> so I'd be
> interested in hearing about yours.
Apparently, the OFW lets you specify what the
login banner will *claim* the machine to be.
So, I am relying on whomever had this before
me... :-( The actual case is quite nondescript.
Beige-ish *metal* with gazillions of perforations
in it. Probably a tiny bit taller than a U10
and a tiny bit *shorter* than a U60 -- but as
*deep* as a U60.
> > Unfortunately, it uses a USB keyboard (whereas
> > all my other Sun boxen use the "old fashioned"
> > Sun serial keyboard/mouse).
> > Does such a beast exist? Or, did Tatung do
> > "something different", here?
> Definitely. I have one; it was like $10 on
> CraigsList. Any PC USB
> keyboard and mouse will work, though. Blade 100
Yes, as I said, I've been using the keyboard off
the SGI VWS320 temporarily. :<
> machines and later
> all use USB exclusively. A Sun USB keyboard sends
> the same signals as
> the PC ones for all the "normal" keys; however, it
> has a number of
> Sun-specific keys, and Caps Lock has been relegated
> to its proper
> place in the world, if indeed it has one.
Exactly. Can I assume that the "right" keyboard
also allows you to power up the machine via the
keyboard? (climbing under the workbench to reach
the power switch at the *rear* requires a fair bit
> > For the time being, I borrow the keyboard from
> > my SGI VW320 when I need to "talk" to the
> > Tatung box. But, this is a bit annoying since
> > the USB connectors on each of the machines are
> > at the rear and both are sitting on the floor
> > *under* my work table (and I'm getting too old
> > to be crawling around on my hands and knees! :< )
> You need what's known as a KVM :). I bought a cool
> four-port USB
> +sound one from IOGear's eBay store, a refurb for
> $80, which was $40
> off new.
I've had problems trying to get KVMs to behave
properly. :< Of course, it could be that they
"expect" to be used in certain ways that I
don't always cooperate with (e.g., I run the
video for a Mac Beige G3 through a KVM but
*don't* run it's keyboard/mouse through, etc.)
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