[rescue] WTB: SGI (MIPS architecture) Systems
ethan at 757tech.net
Fri May 21 09:45:34 CDT 2010
> The keyboard / mouse for these things have a PS2 type connector but
> they're definitely not a PS2 keyboard/mouse. I had to buy an old
> Indigo (toaster shaped box, not the Indigo2) just to get a set after I
> stupidly gave my original away when I sold my first Onyx.
> Later I bought an adapter for these things so that I could use
> ordinary PS2 keyboards with them and you can probably find them if you
> look around. It wasn't expensive, something like 50 bucks.
Wow, I didn't know those existed. I was thinking this morning I wonder if
anyone had tried it with a microcontroller.
I think the protocol of the early SGI keyboards was related to mouse
'man keyboard' on an IRIX box and life is great. The man page has the
pinouts and everything.
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