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Old 07-12-2010, 08:01 PM
Mick
 
Default PS/2 mouse on a USB adaptor

Hi All,

I have connected a conventional PS/2 mouse to a USB socket using this adaptor:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-com-Replacement-Mouse-USB-
Adapter/dp/B0006G2OVG/ref=sr_1_6/275-4357142-7474332?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1278964492&sr=8-6

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?
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Regards,
Mick
 
Old 07-12-2010, 09:59 PM
Paul Hartman
 
Default PS/2 mouse on a USB adaptor

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Mick <michaelkintzios@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I have connected a conventional PS/2 mouse to a USB socket using this adaptor:
>
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-com-Replacement-Mouse-USB-
> Adapter/dp/B0006G2OVG/ref=sr_1_6/275-4357142-7474332?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1278964492&sr=8-6
>
> 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:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.9291

FWIW
 

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