Re: PS/2 Keyboard and Mice not working (USB is) on X
Ralf Mardorf <email@example.com> writes:
> On Sun, 2012-04-29 at 16:53 +0530, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
> 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 ||
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