On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Mick <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have connected a conventional PS/2 mouse to a USB socket using this adaptor:
> Unfortunately, it is not recognised by the kernel:
> hub 2-0:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 1
> I also tried it on a Ubuntu laptop but it did not register at all.
> What do I need to get it going?
In my experience, the small PS/2 to USB mouse adapters like that do
not contain a controller chip and only work on USB-compatible PS/2
mice. Those mice typically came with a USB adapter in the first place,
so if yours didn't it could be that you're fighting a losing battle.
The larger "Y"-shaped keyboard/mouse-to-USB adapters usually support
non-USB-compatible PS/2 mice, though. I have one like this and it
works for me: