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Using ps2 keyboard w/ usb only system


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CNBarnes

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX280 which does not have any ps2 connectors in the back. But all of my keyboards are ps2. I'm running WinXP pro w/ the latest updates.


So I bought a ps2 to usb adapter ($5). However, when I try to use this, it finds a new usb device, then almost immeadiately says there is a probem with it. The hardware manager lists (under USB devices) "unknown device".



Surely there is an easy way to get the computer to recognize the keyboard through this adapter, isn't there?
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Mephitus

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is 'legacy usb support' enabled in the bios?
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Troy

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I have seen it working on a friend's computer, but I personally have never got those PS/2 and USB adapters to work! :)

If Mephitus' suggestion doesn't help, I would run out and grab a USB keyboard.

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