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Old 16th December, 2001, 07:45 AM
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SGI keyboard. PS/2 Compatible??

I picked up a keyboard that may be useless for x86 machines today. It has the Silicon Graphics logo on it and what appears to be a standard PS/2 plug. For $1. Be honest, could you resist it? Visions of cobalt blue towers danced in my head. There were 4 SGI box's, too. 3 for parts only, @$45. One Irix 2 that works, for $300. These were old machines, natch.

Working Dell P133's with 64 Mb of SIMMS and 2 Gb HDD's. Guess how much? $10. I gotta tell ya, having a Boeing Surplus store near you can be really nice! Wish I could afford one of the P133's! Christmas is a comin' and money is really tight this year. It's always something!

Anyone know if it's safe to plug the SGI keyboard into a 440BX box? TIA!
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Old 19th December, 2001, 05:34 AM
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Please? Bump.

Saddened am I to discover that this Q is bereft of an answer. Nay, shocked. I am not ze only oldet gefarte on this BBS. But I've only had PC's for five years while zome volks here were vorking onk the Eniac. Stimmt Eigentlich! Pretty please, I can't affort to pffzzt my B box in a moment of nostalgic madness.
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Old 19th December, 2001, 07:59 PM
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Depending on which SGI machine it was from, it may be.

Looking at the Octane Workstation Owner's Guide, the keyboard shipped with the Octane is PS/2 compatible.

From the Workstation Owner's Guide

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This is a standard pinout for PC PS/2 keyboards and mice. The mouse and keyboard are electrically PS/2 compatible. They also use the same protocol as the PC PS/2 keyboards and mice.
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Thanks a lot for your answer, AidanII! I'm fairly sure that this SGI keyboard is from a Irix 2 vintage machine. I think that the Octane series is newer--but how much, I dunno.

Thanks again, AidanII!!
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