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Unofficial Sun Blade 100 FAQ : Sun Blade 100 hardware questions : Can I use a PS2 mouse and/or keyboard?

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Unofficial Sun Blade 100 FAQ : Sun Blade 100 hardware questions : Can I use a PS2 mouse and/or keyboard?

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No, the Blade doesn’t have a connector on the backplane for any PS/2 devices (only USB). There is a stub on the motherboard for PS2 connectors, which has not been tested to work. Very few other Sun machines use purely USB, so OpenBoot is aware of PS/2. USB adaptors for PS/2 keyboards and mice can work, but results are variable, inexplicably, especially at boot when your keyboard might not be detected. I had problems with a PS/2 Microsoft keyboard but success with an unbranded, cheap keyboard that had a USB connector. I quickly found it’s hard to work without a Sun keyboard under Solaris! Please feel free to append further information here. michael@wells.org.

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