Keyboard adaptor PS/2 -> USB to use with FreeBSD

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri Mar 13 17:55:20 PDT 2009

Dear list,

in the future I'm going to use a device which doesn't have any
PS/2 sockets anymore to attach keyboard and / or mouse. This
device is equipped with USB ports only. (Yes, you guessed it,
it will be some kind of "Netbook" that needs some ordinary
physical user interface - CRT, keyboard, mouse - to be used
properly when placed in the office.)

I'm aware of the fact that there are adaptors (adapters?) do
plug a standard PS/2 keyboard (and mouse) into an USB port.
Do I have to pay attention to get a specific device or are
they that simple (wired) that any will do?

Additionally, I'm aware that there are some "vice versa
adaptors" to plug an USB mouse into a PS/2 port. I already
know that this will only work if the PS/2 mouse does also
support USB protocoll (or something similar), or do I confuse
this with the older PS/2 to serial (9 pin) adaptors where
only few mice could be used?

Reason: I *insist* on using my IBM model M keyboard on that
device. =^_^=

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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