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Author: Haines Brown
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] loss of keyboard input
On Wed, Dec 14, 2022 at 11:06:21AM -0500, tempforever wrote:
> Please elaborate on what you have tried.  Initially, you had a PS/2
> keyboard plugged into USB-adapter, and that combination went bad
> somehow.  Then you tried "A replacement keyboard and adapter."  I'm
> confused if you mean that you tried another PS/2 keyboard + USB adapter
> combination, or have you tried an actual USB keyboard?  If you've not
> tried a USB keyboard yet, do that next, it would be much cheaper than a
> motherboard!  Also, you tried a different USB port, but is that port on
> the same root hub?  If you haven't yet, try a known-good port (the one
> the working mouse is in?).  I'm guessing this newer hardware doesn't
> have a PS/2 port?  They are getting more and more rare, but they can
> still be found.

Sorry not to have been clearer. I'm usuing PS2 keyboards (IBM M5
keyboards is all I have). My new box lacks a PS2 port and so I had to
get av PS2-USB adapter. It worked. It has been woking for for
about half a year.

However, this morhing I found I lacked keyboard input. When I pulled
the keyboard and apdapter the adapter fell apart. I tried
another PS2-USB adapter, but a different brand from the one that fell
apart, and it did't work.

Someone suggested a possible adappter-keyboard incompatibility, and so
I tried the same brand adaptaer as my original one. This works, but
only in a USB port other than the one I was orignally using. So I'm
back in business, but perhaps with a non-functioning USB port.


     Haines Brown 
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