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how does the laptop know the difference between a keyboard and a mouse plugged in the ps/2 port?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bryon B, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. Bryon B

    Bryon B Guest

    I have a custom keypad desinged to work just like a regular keyboard
    but with fewer keys that works fine when I plug it into my desktop
    ps/2 port meaning that the characters are displayed, the tab key
    cycles between the windows, etc. When I try it in the ps/2 port of the
    laptop nothing happens. It uses the same keymap as a regular PC/AT
    keyboard. Anyone know what the difference might be?

    Regards,
    Bryon B
     
    Bryon B, Jul 9, 2003
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  2. Bryon B

    AJ Guest

    Plug n' play in the BIOS tells it. Turn that feature on in the
    notebook BIOS. If that feature is not there you will have to load the
    drivers manually and tell it where they are and what the device is.
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    AJ, Jul 9, 2003
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