MiniMac not seeing PS2 keyboard connected via Belkin KMV switch
Posted on 2008-06-10
I bought a miniMac (my first apple) and want to connect it to my Belkin KMV switch so I can use same monitor, keyboard, and mouse that I use on other 3 PC also connected to the switch.
Both VGA and mouse work. When MiniMac boots it displays a screen asking me to press a key on the keyboard so it can find the keyboard. That's as far as I get. The os does not find the keyboard and
I get no further.
Apple says Belkin is a 3rd party and they don't support 3rd parties. Belkin says it works for other Mac uses but I "may" have to change some Apple OS settings to use and IBM keyboard w/Mac. They don't know what changes.
Specifics are: Belkin 4-port KVM w/audio, Model F1DS104T
IBM PS2 keyboard (old style)
Microsoft wireless mouse (which works fine)
MiniMac w/Leopard OS
Should I buy a usb keyboard and plug that directly into the Mac and hope it allows me to
then look for where to make the changes? I'm a new Mac user and feel lost about
how to approach this.