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

Thomas Cameron thomas.cameron at camerontech.com
Thu Jul 3 21:34:49 CDT 2008


On Thu, 2008-07-03 at 10:26 -0500, Geoff 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.
> >   
> Whoa, hold it there, Buckwheat...  just wait a cotton pickin' minute! 
> Not so fast, hotshot... don't be so quick to jump to conclusions...
> there -ARE- ways around it!
> 
> Just pick up up an adapter.  from USB to PS/2... and then use your PS/2
> - to 5pin DIN, if you need to.
> 
> They're out there.

I had really atrocious luck with PS/2 mouse to USB adaption, so I didn't
really think of that.  I'll give it a go.

> I prefer the positive touch keyboards, as well and I'll -never- get rid
> of the one that's on my workstation (although I never use the
> workstation anymore, what with nx and wireless installed.

Yeah, I just *love* this thing.  The bride hates it, but luckily she and
I are rarely in the office at the same time.

TC



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