stuff and even more problems.... [ to mostly the hard core ]
kline at thought.org
Sun Nov 8 06:15:05 UTC 2009
On Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 09:42:34PM -0600, Adam Vande More wrote:
> 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
> > 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
the keybd isn't the problem. it is in the box with a bunch of
misc stuff i don't need. problem is that on my KVM switch are
only ps2 plugs. on the back of the dell are USB jacks. i
need something to convert from the PS2 plug to fit into the
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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