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New MB, is it possible to split single PS/2 to KB+mouse? (Users)

posted by bretjohn(R) Homepage E-mail, Rio Rancho, NM, 20.10.2015, 16:13

To use a Y-splitter, the motherboard hardware/BIOS must be designed correctly, and it sounds like on at least some of the modern Gigabyte boards (and maybe those from other manufacturers as well) this isn't the case. There's probably nothing you can do to fix it. Your most viable option is probably to use a USB mouse and a PS2 keyboard.

BTW, it's a similar situation for the PS2-to-USB adapters that are supposed to let you plug a USB mouse/keyboard into a PS2 port. Those are simply wiring adapters and assume the mouse hardware is capable of understanding both PS2 and USB protocols (which are VERY different from each other). Such "dual-mode" mice (and sometimes keyboards) were relatively common back in the early days of USB when PS2 was just starting to be phased out, but not any more. And you can't tell which are which just by looking at them -- you need to find the design specs.


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