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Quick question regarding the use of the ps/2 port.

In manyak's excellent guide, the case for use of the ps/2 port vs the usb port is clear, and that when a keyboard supports both the ps/2 port should always be used.

However, on a standard usb keyboard is there any advantage to be gained by attaching the keyboard to the ps/2 port via an adapter??
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Quick question regarding the use of the ps/2 port.

In manyak's excellent guide, the case for use of the ps/2 port vs the usb port is clear, and that when a keyboard supports both the usb port should always be used.

However, on a standard usb keyboard is there any advantage to be gained by attaching the keyboard to the usb port via an adapter??
You mean the PS/2 port should always be used. And why would you use an adapter to attach a usb keyboard to a usb port?
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post #1813 of 14566
sorry; yes I meant always use ps/2 port and should I attach a standard usb keyboard via the ps/2 port.

You replied as I was editing my original post!!!
    
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So are you wondering if there's any advantage in taking a regular USB keyboard, buying a regular USB to PS/2 adapter, and then using that as opposed to just not using such an adapter for keyboards that don't come with a PS/2 adapter?
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post #1815 of 14566
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So are you wondering if there's any advantage in taking a regular USB keyboard, buying a regular USB to PS/2 adapter, and then using that as opposed to just not using such an adapter for keyboards that don't come with a PS/2 adapter?
Correct. Would this be more responsive, avoid USB bus conflicts etc??
    
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post #1816 of 14566
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sorry; yes I meant always use ps/2 port and should I attach a standard usb keyboard via the ps/2 port.

You replied as I was editing my original post!!!
lol

Well first off, the board has to support PS/2 as well. Most cheap-o USB boards are USB only. Plugging one of these into a PS/2 port requires an active adapter, which is nothing but a mess (and quite frankly, I'm not even sure they make them except the other way around).

But yes, you still gain the fact that it uses hardware interrupts.
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lol

Well first off, the board has to support PS/2 as well. Most cheap-o USB boards are USB only. Plugging one of these into a PS/2 port requires an active adapter, which is nothing but a mess (and quite frankly, I'm not even sure they make them except the other way around).

But yes, you still gain the fact that it uses hardware interrupts.
Gotcha. Not sure if my keyboard even supports this but will try it when I get home from work.

btw - your guide has inspired me - after 25yrs of hunting & pecking - to actually learn to type!
    
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post #1818 of 14566
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Gotcha. Not sure if my keyboard even supports this but will try it when I get home from work.

btw - your guide has inspired me - after 25yrs of hunting & pecking - to actually learn to type!
Unfortunately, the Reclusa doesn't support it. It could end up being more trouble than it's worth. However, I'm not saying that it won't function. I'm just more or less guessing that it won't make any difference, and so it could be a waste of time.
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Gotcha. Not sure if my keyboard even supports this but will try it when I get home from work.

btw - your guide has inspired me - after 25yrs of hunting & pecking - to actually learn to type!
Awesome

You should pick up a mechanical board before you even start, this way you can form the muscle memory required not to bottom out the keys very easily
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Unfortunately, the Reclusa doesn't support it. It could end up being more trouble than it's worth.
I suspected as much. Thanks anyway. rep +
    
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