Just had a thought,
How about the redundant PS2 mouse port? I have used a USB mouse for
ages, so windows can decide where it wants to be now.
Interestingly, it came with a little green PS2 to USB adaptor.....
I would guess the keyboard and mouse PS2 sockets are static in the
That would at least give one free 'static' port, get a USB keyboard
and you've got a second.
--- In DVDongle@yahoogroups.com, "john_ke5c" <ke5c@...> wrote:
> > Has anyone put together a solution to create a physical PTT, so
> > can use my mouse while in QSO.
> This sounds like a reasonable feature request. I'd like to see it
> done by footswitch a la many contest programs. Many new computers,
> however, come only with USB ports, and interfacing to those is a
> more complicated than interfacing to the old serial and parallel
> ports. One problem I've run into using USB to serial adapters is
> telling which device is where, especially for identical devices
> USB enumeration ID string or whatever it's called correctly). With
> serial ports what you plug into COM1 always shows up on COM1. With
> two identical USB to serial adapters, the first one you plug in (A)
> shows up on ttyUSB0 and the second (B) on ttyUSB1. Plug in B
> and now it's on ttyUSB0. The same thing happens in Windoze in
> of which port is assigned. Using the retrospectoscope, this might
> have been incorportated as a PTT jack in the dvdongle and somehow
> reported/polled on it's USB port...
> 73 -- John