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Re: Switching from PS/2 keyboard and mouse connection to (one) USB connection?


On Wed, Jan 02, 2019 at 11:14:06PM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 02, 2019 at 07:54:30PM -0500, Dan Ritter wrote:
> > rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > > 
> > > The Question:  Will it be straightforward to convert the Wheezy machine (which
> > > has USB ports) to use a USB port instead of the PS/2 ports to connect the
> > > mouse and keyboard (via the KVM switch) -- is it as simple as shutting the
> > > computer down, changing the cables, and rebooting, or is it more involved.
> > 
> > You shouldn't need to shut down the machine, actually. X11 has
> > had hot input switching since about that time period.
> Old machines would sometimes freeze if you yanked the PS/2 keyboard.

And you can fry PS/2 port permanently by hotplugging.
Did it twice personally.