Gary Kline <kl...@thought.org> writes: > On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 11:32:01AM -0700, David Brodbeck wrote: >> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Gary Kline <kl...@thought.org> wrote: >> > Sure, the optical uses [I think] a USB connector. Pretty sure >> > that all these tiny "toys" are made at one factory! and then >> > labeled by the vendor. If all the opticals are essentially >> > the same, then great. >> >> I think they all pretty much follow the same standard. I've even had >> success using an IDE CD-ROM drive plugged into a USB-to-IDE adapter >> cable, before. > > > That kinda makes me laugh, because isn't the idea of USB to > have *one* standard plug that fits into one jack? --Seriously, > my favorite "clicky" keyboard is a PS/2 and I have a USB adaptor > that saved me.
The plug isn't the issue. Drivers are. > The thing about the memsticks is that on my tower cases, you > have to get down and crawl around and find the jack... Is there > such a thing as a USB "extender" cable, say, a meter or two long? Yes. Pretty much any place you can buy a USB drive will have them. Even my local pharmacy carries them. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"