stuff and even more problems.... [ to mostly the hard core ]
Adam Vande More
amvandemore at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 03:42:35 UTC 2009
On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 8:40 PM, Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> 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 (+/-
> to change ports.
PS/2 keyboards are still plentiful and cheap...
I've had varied luck with adapters and since they're about the same price
just as easy to keep a ps/2 around.
Adam Vande More
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