l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
L U G O D
 
Next Meeting:
October 20: Web Application Hacking: How to Make and Break Security on the Web
Next Installfest:
TBD
Latest News:
Oct. 10: LUGOD Installfests coming again soon
Page last updated:
2004 Aug 06 10:51

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] Losing keyboard and mouse between boots
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] Losing keyboard and mouse between boots



On Fri 06 Aug 04,  9:22 AM, Jonathan Stickel <jjstickel@sbcglobal.net> said:
> Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> >On Thu 05 Aug 04, 10:00 PM, Rod Roark <rod@sunsetsystems.com> said:
> >
> >>On Thursday 05 August 2004 09:32 pm, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> >>...
> >>
> >>>They're both hooked up to ps/2.
> >>
> >>A bit of googling turns up many varied and interesting
> >>reports on this board, but nothing I can see precisely about
> >>your problem.  I get the sense that ABit is debugging the
> >>thing as they sell it.
> >
> > 
> >You know, this might actually be a pretty good description of reality.
> >
> >The keyboard is strictly ps/2.  The mouse is the gamer's "Boomslang
> >Razor".  It's USB, but I had got a USB<->ps/2 converter on it, and have
> >been using it on the ps/2 port.
> >
> >I just took the connector off and plugged the mouse into the USB port.
> >
> >I've now rebooted MS Win2k 4 times without losing the mouse and
> >keyboard.
> >
> >Whatever is happening only seems to happen when the mouse and keyboard
> >are both ps/2.  A BIOS bug is certainly within the realm of possibility.
> >
> 
> I seem to recall having trouble with a usb-ps/2 convector on one of my 
> mice awhile back.  Basically, it wouldn't work at all using the 
> convector, but worked fine as a usb.  I don't remember the details at 
> all, so this probably doesn't help much.  But I've since wondered about 
> the viability of those usb-ps/2 converters and only use usb mice in usb 
> ports.  Have you tried a standard ps/2 mouse, no usb-ps/2 converter? 
> Anyone else have trouble with usb-ps/2 converters?
> 
> Jonathan

I haven't tried a standard PS/2 mouse.  Unfortunately, I need to
concentrate on just getting Linux installed ATM.  I've *nearly* given up
doing a direct install on the SATA drive.  If something doesn't change
in the next hour, I'm going to install Linux on PATA and then try to
migrate the system onto SATA.

Boy, do I hate giving up on things!  :-(

I have to keep telling myself that when I see the frames per second on
Quake III or RtCW, it'll all be worth it... it'll all be worth it...
i'll all be worth it... these aren't the droids you're looking for...

Pete

-- 
Make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler. -- Albert Einstein
GPG Instructions: http://www.dirac.org/linux/gpg
GPG Fingerprint: B9F1 6CF3 47C4 7CD8 D33E 70A9 A3B9 1945 67EA 951D
_______________________________________________
vox-tech mailing list
vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech



LinkedIn
LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
facebook
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Sunset Systems
Who graciously hosts our website & mailing lists!