PS2 Mouse

From: John Honniball <>
Date: Sun Feb 9 09:09:00 2003

Ian Primus wrote:
> I have one of those, it came with my Microsoft USB Optical Intellimouse.
> I don't know if it will work with other mice or not though, but it works
> fine with the mouse it came with, and I use it on my SGI Indigo2.

I have one of those for my Logitech trackball. However, I don't think
they are general-purpose USB-to-PS/2 adaptors. Such a device would
require quite a bit of intelligence and probably wouln't fit in the
very small adaptor. More likely, those adaptors are passive connector
adaptors that also signal back to the mouse (or trackball or whatever).
When the mouse starts up, it detects the adaptor and changes the
behaviour of the interface accordingly.

Does anybody know for sure?

John Honniball
Received on Sun Feb 09 2003 - 09:09:00 GMT

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