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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 (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.