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i have microsoft wireless comfort keyboard along with wireless optical 2.0 mouse...
th wireless receiver plugs into ta usb and ps2 port..
i guess the usb one is for mouse and ps2 for keyboard..
now the microsoft drivers recognize mouse pretty well.. but the keyboard is not recognised by the drivers
so i cannot use the multimedia keys along with other special keys.. only the basic 102-keys work nothing beyond tht ,..
does anyone has a solution for this...

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I highly reccomend picking up a genuine apple keyboard and mouse from ebay. They are pleniful and not too expensive. Also many of them seem to be left over from the Strawberry, Indigo, grape, etc G3 iMacs. These colors can fit in with some of the crazy gaming cases we are building in. I got my Aplle pro keyboard and mouse at goodwill for $7. Lucky find!!!

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My USB keyboard is working but not my PS/2 optical mouse. What codes should I use? Please reply me back!!! Tech Fans.

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My trackpad is working fine, but it is still not recognized in "System Preferences". Normally I would be ok with this, but I would like to be able to select a trackpad tap to be a click. I hesitate to swap drivers in fear that it won't work at all. Are there any suggestions on routes to take? Thanks in advance.

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Mouse Pointer bouncing back to 0,0 problem...

I have a problem with my mouse pointer always bouncing back to 0,0 into the left upper corner of the screen.
I am using a Microsoft Optical Wireless Mouse 2.0 and a PS/2 mouse as well... both are recognised well but when moving the pointer it instantly bounces back into the upper left corner...

Now here comes the funny thing: This problem was not always here... it is here again after everything has worked well for me before...

Actually the problem reappeared for me after succesfully setting up the GRUB bootloader for OS X.

The first time I had this problem was when I tried to install OS X the first time from the installer on the OS X disk. Very strange thing is that on another install on the same system (I reinstalled OS X) the problem was not present and everything worked out pretty well (without changing anything). The mouse and keyboard was working well (after I did the repair permissions fix). I also installed the Microsoft drivers and everything was still working.

And so it did until now... but suddenly the bouncing mouse was back on my system (after configuring grub to boot OS X exactly ... but I don't know if there is any connection).

Does anyone have any experience with this??

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Im actually running a mac keyboard with my DellMac, and lately (since installing the CPU throttler prog) Im unable to use the volume up and down and mute keys on the keyboard or on the front of the DellMac...the DVD Drive eject button still works but thats it.

Any ideas how to get it back up and running??

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Interesting, is it possible to enable luminicent light for kbd???

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Heres one for your guide.I installed with case sensitive journaled option. My keyboard and trackpad would not work. Plugins is mispelled in ApplePS2Controler.kext. It should be PlugIns with a capital I

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hy,
i've got ps2 mouse and ps2 keyboard.
and each time i run osx i need to disable usb in bios.
how to fix it ????
thx

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Heres one for your guide.I installed with case sensitive journaled option. My keyboard and trackpad would not work. Plugins is mispelled in ApplePS2Controler.kext. It should be PlugIns with a capital I

Don


Thanx for figuring this out/noticing the type! I installed from Mac OS X 10.4.8 JaS AMD-Intel-SSE2-SSE3 with PPF1 & PPF2.iso and I had the same problem. I was able to quickly fix it thanx to your post.

Thank you! :)

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i have tried all methods above to get my ps2 keyboard and usb mouse working...
but cant ...still need to disable usb support in bios or typing wif my mouse now ...........

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Hello all just want to share my 2 bits experience with Leopard on an external over 10.4.9 Uphuck.

1) No Boot loading problem b/c installed over 10.4.9.
2) Better graphic compared to Tiger. Hold this thought.
3) XPS1210M thread for Ethernet still valid.
4) Audio work except the patch should be v 1.5 with same old dump.


Still not working:

1) Wireless Card.

2) Card reader.

Problem:

1) Control of trackpads.

"Solution REMOVE Natit.kext and solve problem!!" No more res. more tham1024x768. Small price. <_< I have tried every flavour of Natit.kext, NO GO! Cost me reinstall x 6. Told you to hold that thought.

Otherwise Leopard is definitely a better OS than previous ones.

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During the installation both Touchpad and Keyboard worked fine!
Now in Leopard I cant use either Touchpad nore Keyboard!
Bluetooth/usb -keyboard and mouse works fine!
Can anybody help?

I use a Dell Vostro 1700

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I'm running Leopard 10.5, Flat Image, and only one thing doesn't work: my Genius USB Keyboard. It detects it, as like it knows there's something plugged in, but no keystroke registers at all, and the lights for CAPS and stuff never turn on or off. I am lucky enough to have an old G3 Keyboard here which works like a charm, but I'd like to have only ONE keyboard on this PC :P Any ideas?

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Hi,
I have both keyboard and mouse with PS/2 connector. I'm running Leopard 10.5.1, and only the keyboard works. I'm nearly desperated with mouse. If someone could throw some light to my problem, it would be appreciated.
Regards.

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During the installation both Touchpad and Keyboard worked fine!
Now in Leopard I cant use either Touchpad nore Keyboard!
Bluetooth/usb -keyboard and mouse works fine!
Can anybody help?

I use a Dell Vostro 1700


The Natit.kext in the Extension folder is the culprit. Took me awhile to figure out. Do this and you will get both back.
Go to terminal. Sign in root:

Sudo -s
"pass word"
rm -r /System/Library/Extensions/Natit.kext
reboot

enjoy

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I'm using Tiger 10.4.1, Deadmoo's image. I know its pretty old, so does my PC. But thats what i've been downloading all time and won't bother to download another one.

My keyboard's not working because it's a PS/2. I need to patch it with Maxxuss patch. I've found the patch but i need an input device to work with.
The mouse could work, but it couldn't serve as the enter key.
I tried Virtual Keyboards but it won't work, like Itunes. I've even tried the Widget Virtual Keyboard, same thing.
I've even tried installing the .kext files, it turns out that it was already built in.
To replace it, i need to type the password, to do that, i need keyboard.
I've even bought a PS/2 to USB converter, OSX found the keyboard, told me to press the key to the right of the Shift key, which was probably Z, but i've wait 'bout 3 minutes nothing changes.

Anybody has any more ideas? Because my head is gonna blow just to figure this out. And I'm not gonna buy a new keyboard just for this. I just bought this one recently.

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One of the little advantages of old Mac OS X is that they are more compatible with VMware, try to run with VMware, and since you have the Deadmoo Image you can put it directly on VMWare, patch it and the transfer it to your hard Disk.

More Ideas? Yes, an USB Keyboard, a PS2 Mouse, a friend with a different PC, Mac Drive to put your files from Windows, read more solutions on the forum.

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I found a way to patch the Maxxuss patch. Now, i'd like to know how to install .kext files "properly".
Everytime I replace the original ApplePS2Controller.kext file and restart, three pop-ups came in,

"The system extension /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext was installed improperly and cannot be used. Please try reinstalling it, or contact the products vendor for an update."

"The system extension /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext/Contents/PlugIns/ApplePS2Trackpad.kext was installed improperly and cannot be used. Please try reinstalling it, or contact the products vendor for an update."

"The system extension /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext/Contents/PlugIns/ApplePS2Mouse.kext was installed improperly and cannot be used. Please try reinstalling it, or contact the products vendor for an update."


But the keyboard worked. When I restart it again, the keyboard won't work. And only the first message poped-up.
Anyone can help me again?

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the way to set permission on kexts are:

chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions

chmod -r 755 /System/Library/Extensions

almost any installation guide say this.





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