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Re: PS/2 Keyboard and Mice not working (USB is) on X

Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf@alice-dsl.net> writes:

 > On Sun, 2012-04-29 at 16:53 +0530, paivakil@gmail.com wrote:
>> Or is my MoBo giving up?
 > No, Debian dropped working PS/2 equipment for versions ex stable a long
 > time ago. In my case only the mouse doesn't work anymore, the keyboard

That is a nasty thing to do. Here, the <d>bloodsuckers</d> hardware
vendors still palm off PS/2 input devices. PCs as recent as 1 year came
with PS/2 equipmen. 

Your reply has me so confused that I looked up wikipedia to ensure that
when I said "PS/2" I reall meant what I intended. Yes, I did say what I
had in mind.

So, the real bug is with the decision to drop support for PS/2, which,
IMHO, is required at least for another 3 to 4 years. 

What has me confused is, why is the PS/2 keyboard still working on the
console mode then? And which xorg component supports PS/2 input? I did
go back to the xserver-xorg-input-evdev, x-x-i-kbd and x-x-i-mouse
packages from stable, but things did not work. (with PS/2 on X, that

This USB keyboard is right-royal PITA, dunno whether the issue is with
this specific brand or with the USB interface, but there is too much lag
between keystrokes and characters appearing on the screen. I type real
fast - 40+ wpm on qwerty layout. 

 > If there would be another OS, I would drop Linux, since things become
 > more and more idiotic. Nobody cares about bugs, for serious computer
 > usage.
 > For the future expect much more serious issues, but that PS/2 issue.

Having to use non-Linux OSes at office confirms my suspicion that
GNU/Linux based distros are waay more user friendly. 

Mahesh T. Pai   ||
>From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) [devil]:
  LAWYER, n.  One skilled in circumvention of the law.

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