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 <kl...@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... > > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201029 > > 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 USB .... -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org The 7.31a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"