[SATLUG] <sniffle> Time to retire my old faithful IBM tickety-tickety keyboard

Charles Hogan cd_satl at futuretechsolutions.com
Thu Jul 3 15:12:33 CDT 2008


herb cee wrote:
> Thomas Cameron wrote:
>> Well, I have finally reached the point where only of my four desktop
>> machines has a PS/2 port.  I have been muddling along without a KVM
>> switch and using only ssh and remote X, but now I need to stand up an
>> Exchange 2007 server to test something for a customer, and I really need
>> an actual keyboard and mouse to do the installation.
>>
>> I've had this keyboard since about 1995, and it was old then.  I *love*
>> the positive touch and the tickety-tickety sound this thing makes.
>>
>> So I guess it's time to go to Fry's and find a good USB keyboard.
>> $DEITY, what a pain in the butt.  All the new keyboards seem to be
>> loaded down with all sorts of extra Windows keys, and I hate 'em.  I
>> guess I'll just have to adapt, but I'm getting old enough that I don't
>> like doing that.
>>
>> Anyone have any recommendations for a USB KVM?  I have four machines on
>> my desk and dual monitors.  I don't imagine that I can find a KVM for
>> dual monitors, but what about a KVM for USB machines?  Is there such a
>> beast?
>>
>>   
> Yep, I near cried when my old clicky finally broke few yrs ago tried and 
> tossed 3 other KBs and found auction on ebay for 4 of them brand new so 
> i bought them for like $6ea I still have two spares since I only use 2 
> KBs. I not sharing either neener neener. Get one of those adapters and 
> live happily ever after....
> herb

I don't have an old IBM keyboard, but I've got one of the first Digital 
keyboards that was PS2.  It's more than showing it's age, but I don't 
look forward to the day when I have to give it the farewell.  I pull it 
apart every couple of years or so to give it a good cleaning.

Charles


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