[rescue] Sun Postscript Mouse Pad

Jochen Kunz jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de
Thu Sep 4 02:14:30 CDT 2008

On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 07:59:42 +0300
"Geoffrey S. Mendelson" <gsm at mendelson.com> wrote:

> A PS/2 mouse port is a serial port, similar in design to RS-232, so
> a voltage converter chip would probably be enough.
No, in no way. RS232 is asynchronous (no clock signal) and full duplex,
PS/2 is synchron (i.e. there is a clock signal) and half duplex. The
protocols are different also. You will need something smart in the
middle. Somthing like: http://www.kbdbabel.org/


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