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Alright guys...I'm buying a Deck
Just one last question before I drop almost $200 on this thing ():

I know I should get a PS/2 model, but does it make a difference at all when you use a KVM switch from USB?
Edited by candy_van - 9/19/10 at 10:05pm
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I don't understand the question?
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post #7864 of 14551
I think he's asking if there's any reason to use PS/2 on a KVM switch....?
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I don't understand the question?
If I were to buy a USB model and use a KVM USB-PS/2 adapter, would there be any difference as opposed to just using PS/2?

Hope that's a little more clear
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If I were to buy a USB model and use a KVM USB-PS/2 adapter, would there be any difference as opposed to just using PS/2?

Hope that's a little more clear
I just woke up.

if you put a PS/2 adapter on the Deck Legend (USB) it might not work and if it did work it would be limited to 6+4 rollover.

Deck Legend will work on a PS/2 or USB adapter but it's picky about which ones.

it's also picky about KvM switches.

in the Deck Legend user manual there is instructions how to change your native USB cable to PS/2 or PS/2 cable to USB.
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post #7867 of 14551
Some Deck engineer really screwed up there. A Filco just does the USB to PS/2 conversion with a passive Purple connector - none of this swapping 10K resistor B.S. AND it picks up the full NKRO.

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post #7868 of 14551
Well I guess I should get a PS/2 then and change it over as directed if need be.

I was being preemptively lazy
Also will admit I was thinking of double checking on Performance-PCs claim to have Frost Tactiles in stock (not available till Dec. on Deck's site); but they only sell USB Decks...

Not really a deal breaker for the color though, was just a thought.
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maybe it does? here is a thought. e-mail Deck and ask.
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post #7870 of 14551
I think one of the reasons it's picky with KvM switches is power requirements.

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You may also want to check with the KVM manufacturer as sone limit the current that can be output through the KVM. Your Deck Legend will draw up to 498mA and some KVM's can't handle that much power. Chances are if the lights come on yours is fine and you do just need to clip the resistor located in the top left corner and labeled with silkscreen printing (W3 if I remember correctly but I don't have one in front of me right now).
more info about adapters.

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From our lead engineer:

Deck has not yet found a suitable stand-alone adapter. Be careful with USB to PS/2 adapters! I believe that most (if not all) of these adapters were meant to be replacement adapters for original equipment that supports both USB and PS/2 interfaces (The standard Deck 82 key only supports USB); these adapters will not simply convert any generic USB keyboard into a generic PS/2 keyboard. To date, the adapters that we’ve examined simply map "USB D-" to "PS/2 Data" and "USB D+" to "PS/2 Clock" (as well as +5V to +5V and gnd to gnd).

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