HP-HIL to ps/2 convertor possibility

From: Dan Wright <dtwright_at_uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri Jul 19 09:40:00 2002

roosmcd_at_dds.nl said:
> I've heard this before, the item is listed here:
> http://www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk/parts_unix.html
> with a picture of it here:
> http://www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk/ps2_cable.jpg
> So what about it? It looks suspiciously like it's just a few wires. My guess
> is that since he mentions it's for certain machines, that those machines have
> ps/2 signals on the hp-hil connector. Any other ideas?

That's for the same machines you can plug the little HP-HIL and PS/2 box into,
just without the HP-HIL breakout.

I think what HP did was decide to use some extra pins in the RJ45-ish port to
pass PS/2 signals in addition to HP-HIL. Then they decided that might be too
confusing, so they changed the plug from "two-little-tabs-on-the-side" to
"one-little-tab-on-the-top"... because of that, this device won't plug into a
normal hp-hip port and a normal HIL device won't plug into the port this thing
goes into.

> greetings,
> Michiel
- Dan Wright

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