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Offline JonnyJobin

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Is the PS/2 keyboard/mouse different from USB?
« on: September 17, 2019, 03:01:12 AM »
I've had a hackintosh for about 10 years now and for some reason the USB keyboard has been giving me trouble. I thought it was the MB, so I installed Windows 7 for the same MB that was running macOS. The USB mouse is giving me trouble mconvert.net (cutting in and out).

Someone suggested to use the other USB set (the board has 2 USB banks), and also suggested that I try the PS/2 ports for the mouse/keyboard.

Q. Does the PS/2 ports work on a different channel than the USB does so that if my USB doesn't work under macOS, then maybe the PS/2 will?

Is there any USB 3/3.1 PCIe cards that work with macOS?
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Re: Is the PS/2 keyboard/mouse different from USB?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 04:00:27 AM »
Is the USB mouse wireless or corded ?

If it's wired then you can buy a converter cable to plug it into the PS/2 port.

As you are getting problems with both the keyboard and mouse, then there could be a problem with the motherboard, but uninstalling/reinstalling those may be all that is needed.

As for the PCIe cards, a Google for those for Macs will produce a number of links to check out.
Tom.