PS/2 connectors on Sun hardware WAS::::::::::::::Re: Sun SparcStation 4 - Need Help to Hook up cables, & Docs
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Wed May 6 23:43:48 CDT 2015
On 05/ 3/15 09:36 PM, Mouse wrote:
> I'm fairly sure the SS4 doesn't use PS/2 connectors for anything.
> (Well, unless you have an unusual card in the machine.) My SS4s are
> not very accessible at the moment, or I'd check, but I'm pretty sure
> none of the pre-SPARC64 machines used PS/2 connectors for anything.
> I would guess you are mistaking the miniDIN-8 connector, used for
> keyboard and mouse, for a PS/2 connector; the shell is the same size,
> but the pin layout is all different.
I would 2nd that comment concerning PS/2 connectors on Sun equipment.
For the most part, Sun went directly from the Sun 8 pin DIN connector to USB 1.1.
I have (personally) only seen a PS/2 connector on one piece of Sun equipment.
And more specifically, it was the Sun AXi motherboard. This motherboard shipped
with both Sun and PS/2 connectors. I still own a 300 MHz AXi system. It was
the first piece of Sparc gear I purchased for myself (at home) brand new.
If there are more Sun items out there that used a PS/2 connector, I would be
interested to hear about it.
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