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i am running retail copy of MAC OS X 10.5.6 on my pc with mobo ASUS P5KPL-AM/PS
everything is working perfect except the ps2 keyboard,
i have attached the usb mouse and ps2 keyboard,
but i am not getting it working,
plz. help me.

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i am running retail copy of MAC OS X 10.5.6 on my pc with mobo ASUS P5KPL-AM/PS
everything is working perfect except the ps2 keyboard,
i have attached the usb mouse and ps2 keyboard,
but i am not getting it working,
plz. help me.

for your usb mouse, try this one from Andy Any usb Mouse/Keyboard

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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



i have the same problem, when you go to type, like a password, those dots, does it keep writing the same leter and you cant stop it?

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Thanks for the listed drivers! they helped a hell of a lot :)!

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Thank you for this +1

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Hi, first of all i have to thank all the support that i found here. I have a genius kkb-2040US USB keyboard and every time I start OS X I have to press Ctrl+Shift+Caps Lock to get it recognized, it's really weird. Also its recognized as ABBAHOME not Genius...Any ideas??? Thanksss!!

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thanks this should solve any keyborad problems i have

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Keyboards, TrackPads and Mice

This is a compilation of many of the different keyboard, trackpad and mice solutions available. It is not exhaustive. If you don't find what you want, search for it.

Please do not post questions in this thread looking for a solution that is not listed. Use other threads for that.

Please do post other good known keyboard, etc. solutions in this thread. I will try to incorporate any posted solutions into the list. Otherwise, users can read the thread for any other solutions.

Drivers

ALPS Trackpad driver - find it here and another here

Enhanced Apple PS/2 driver - find it here

Hacked Apple PS/2 driver - find it here

Keyboard Bindings and Layouts

Key Bindings - Change a few keys on your keyboard. Read this and this.

Key Bindings - Adjust sound volume up/down with Function keys using a method from Stravaganza.

Keyboard Layout (ABNT2) - Brazilian Portuguese. Go here.

Keyboard Layout (PT PT) - Portuguese. Go here.

Keyboard Layout - Make Your Own - use Ukelele. Go here.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcuts available - Read this and this. You can also go to the Help menu in Finder and search on "shortcut lists".

Modify your shortcuts by going to:

System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse.

Change Modifier keys in Keyboard tab and change shortcuts in Keyboard Shortcuts tab. For the adventurous, review the Key Bindings entry.

Hot Keys - Many apps like Quicksilver, Butler and Proxi can set up hot keys to perform all sorts of things.

Volume control - control your volume with hot keys using an app and these Applescripts.

Keyboard & Trackpad don't work

Repair Permissions - Try the following:

Boot from install DVD and enter the installer. Select Terminal in the Utilities menu and type:

cd "/Volumes/(name-of-OSX-partition)"   <--- use quotes if name has spaces
										   - but don't use parentheses
diskutil repairPermissions ./
cd System/Library
rm -rf Extensions.mkext Extensions.kextcache
cd Extensions
find ApplePS2Controller.kext -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
find ApplePS2Controller.kext -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;
chown -R root:wheel ApplePS2Controller.kext
Quit Terminal and the Installer and Reboot without the DVD

Kext Unload/Load - If repairing permissions above doesn't help, then try to modify the boot script by adding commands to unload and then reload the kexts.

Try the following:

Boot from install DVD and enter the installer. Select Terminal in the Utilities menu and type:

( -- use quotation marks in commands as shown below --)
( -- going to use some variables to cut down on typing --)

dp="/Volumes/(name-of-OSX-partition)"   <--- use quotes, no parentheses

nano "$dp/usr/bin/nano $dp/etc/rc.local"
kp="/System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext/Contents/PlugIns"
kextunload "$kp/ApplePS2Keyboard.kext"
kextload "$kp/ApplePS2Keyboard.kext"
( -- press Command-O to save --)
( -- press Y and <Enter> to accept --)
( -- press Command-X to quit --)
Quit Terminal and the Installer and Reboot without the DVD

ATI Xpress 200M - According to Prasys, the USB Driver creates a confusion that disables the onboard trackpad and keyboard. To fix it, drop his kext onto your Desktop and go to Terminal and type:

cd /System/Library/Extensions
sudo mkdir usb_backup
( -- give password -- )
sudo cp -Rf IOUSBFamily.kext usb_backup/
sudo cp -Rf ~/Desktop/IOUSBFamily.kext ./
sudo chown -R root:wheel IOUSBFamily.kext
sudo chmod -R 755 IOUSBFamily.kext
cd /System/Library
sudo rm -rf Extensions.mkext Extensions.kextcache
Reboot

PS/2 Keyboard and USB Mouse - disable 2 kexts as follows:

Boot your install DVD and go into the installer. Select Terminal in the Utilities menu and type:

cd "/Volumes/(name-of-OSX-partition)"   <--- use quotes if name has spaces
										   - but don't use parentheses
cd System/Library
rm -rf Extensions.mkext Extensions.kextcache
cd Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext/Contents/PlugIns
mv ApplePS2Trackpad.kext ApplePS2Trackpad.kext.bak
mv ApplePS2Mouse.kext ApplePS2Mouse.kext.bak
Quit Terminal and the Installer and Reboot without the DVD



Tried this and doesnt work for me

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I had this weird problem, when I use my usb wireless mouse (logitech), mouse movement seems fine and normal.
However, when I use my trackpad, a slight movement would cause more mouse movement than needed. So the trackpad's kinda hard to use, you have to track your finger very slowly there...

Anyone experiences this too? Anyone knows how to fix this particular trackpad issue?


My Hackintosh is Sony Vaio TZ37, ideneb 10.5.6/10.5.8

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Hello! I bought an Apple wireless mouse(A1015). Then i realized that i don't know how to right click, how to scroll etc. Can you help me and say how can i do these options cuz this's freaking me out.
Thank you.

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Hacked Apple PS/2 driver - find it here


Thanks so much just, absolutely amazing that I can have that driver now ;) Time to use my mouse!!!!

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With your methods i still cant get my dell trackpad(laptop) or keyboard to work .
what elis can i try?

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With your methods i still cant get my dell trackpad(laptop) or keyboard to work .
what elis can i try?

You have trackpad and keyboard with PS/2 interface? If so, try VoodooPS2.

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yeah thats wat itss says in devicemanger

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Hoping someone Can help me out

Apple USB Keyboard does not work in Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Retail install via EmpireEFI install method. Mobo: ASUS P5W DH DELUXE

PS/2 Keyboard Does work
USB Mouse works
USB devices work fine. Hard drives are at full USB2 speed.

I have 10.5.8 on another drive and Apple Keyboard works fine as well.

Can Anyone help?

Thanks.

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Can someone please reupload the Alps driver?
Does it allow multitouch? (if not, I have a propper driver ;))
Thanks!

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Thanks that works







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