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Re: [extremeperl] Hardware for multiple keyboards and mice on Windows

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  • Paul Lindner
    ... Using Fedora Core 2 test 3 I can connect as many USB mice/keyboards and they all work in tandem. Not sure if older distributions work in this way, but
    Message 1 of 6 , May 10 3:29 PM
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      On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 06:02:47PM -0400, Chris Winters wrote:
      > On May 10, 2004, at 5:51 PM, Richard Heintze wrote:
      > > May I confirm here?
      > >
      > > Let's assume I get the USB keyboards and multiplexer
      > > or the Y connector for PS/2 keyboards and 2 PS/2
      > > keyboards (http://kinesis-ergo.com/other_adap.htm).
      > >
      > > MS Windows (or Linux) is going to think all the
      > > keystrokes are coming from a single keyboard and not
      > > multiple keyboards? MSWindows is also going to think
      > > there is a single mouse and not muliple mice?
      > >
      > > Furthermore, I need no special software for this?
      >
      > The purpose of the PS/2-Y adapter is to trick the computer into
      > thinking a single keyboard is connected when two actually are. It
      > certainly works that way under Win32 -- no additional software
      > required. I assume it works the same under linux but I've not tested
      > this directly.

      Using Fedora Core 2 test 3 I can connect as many USB mice/keyboards
      and they all work in tandem. Not sure if older distributions work in
      this way, but they may..


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