stuff and even more problems.... [ to mostly the hard core ]
noc at hdk5.net
Sun Nov 8 03:17:24 UTC 2009
Gary Kline wrote:
> hey guys,
> my last e-troubles happened a few months ago, or several weeks
> ago, when my old KVM unit began flaking out. the one computer
> buddy i have in the seattle area suggested i order a 4-port
> iogear. i did and he installed it. it was .LT. sixty bux
> and next-to-worthless given my disability.[*] altho i did type
> down the conversation between iogear and my friend, i'll spare
> you. nutshell: they refused to swap and upgrade for something
> i could more readily use. --i'll post the entire story on my
> freebsd pages in time.
> my new/used dell inspiron-530 is here. it is installed to as far
> as i can install it. trouble is that i see on the dell screen
> "Keyboard failure"
> and a message to press F2 to setup. the kvm has the old ps2
> plugs and no adaptors to USB. i have the dell kybd here, come
> to think of it, but i'm waaay the hell beyond achy to get down
> and muck around and test.
> what's your best guess, folks? the computer parts stores
> around here have largely shut down ...but if ordering an
> adaptor or two will fix things, i'll do it.
> any thoughts on this? i think i would need at least 547 pain
> meds to get back down there and plug in the kyboard; i might
> drowse off
> [*] gotta type CTRL-ALT-Shift at just the right keyrate (+/- 0.000000000001s:)
> to change ports.
Radio Shack has a converter from PS2 to usb for stuff like that. I
bought a kit of converters from Home Depot her in Honolulu for the same
The KVM switch I have in the server room is PS2 but has little switches
on the front that change the mouse , monitor and keyboard with a light
pressure. Even a pencil with an eraser on it could be used to change
from one of any of eight ports.
Send me a picture of the setup you have and I'll see if I can figure out
a way to work it for you.
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