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

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun Nov 8 20:57:16 UTC 2009

On Sat, 7 Nov 2009 18:40:41 -0800, Gary Kline <kline at> wrote:
>  it was .LT. sixty bux
> 	and next-to-worthless given my disability.[*] 
> [...]
> [*] gotta type CTRL-ALT-Shift at just the right keyrate (+/- 0.000000000001s:)
>     to change ports.

What happended to the "old" fahioned way of having a simple
knob that you can turn to one of the 4 positions? Too
mechanically? Not "modern" enough? Not prone enough to

I sill have such a switch here, but I'm lacking the cables;
they are maybe triple as expensive as a new "modern" switch
including cables which requires a race across the keyboard
in order to switch the targets.

Man, I sound sooo oooold... :-)

Back on topic: With the use of an USB->PS/2 adaptor, you
could be lucky; most USB keyboards function as intended in
such a setting, but I've already found that not all of them
do. Strangely, the older ones (such as IBM model M) do, but
I had a "modern" Dell keyboard that didn't work with a
converter as mentioned above, allthoug it should (and worked
correct plugged in directly, and other keyboards workeed
correct with the adaptor).

Strange stuff, produced by "modern" IT manufacturers...

You'll end up having to try it.

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

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