stuff and even more problems.... [ to mostly the hard core ]

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Sun Nov 8 03:42:35 UTC 2009

On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 8:40 PM, Gary Kline <kline at> 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
>        gary
> [*] gotta type CTRL-ALT-Shift at just the right keyrate (+/-
> 0.000000000001s:)
>    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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