Re: Mouse interface stuff - K.O.?...

From: Martijn van Buul (
Date: 2000-09-19 10:52:58

Richard Atkinson wrote:
> That makes sense. I once read that the original IBM PC AT keyboard
> controller had two ports and the keyboard only used one of them, so when
> IBM produced the PS/2 with a proper mouse interface they simply designed a
> mouse protocol similar to the keyboard protocol using the "spare" port
> already on their keyboard controller. Sorry. I should have thought a bit
> more.

A "true" AT keyboard can be configured to be slave (as in: the *computer*
is generating the clock). How about mice?

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