openfirmware and non-apple keyboards?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jhu, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. jhu macrumors 6502a

    jhu

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    i have a blue and white g3 with os x 10.4.7 installed. i have a ps/2 keyboard with a ps/2-to-usb connector. i can't enter openfirmware by pressing command-option-o-f. so my question is whether or not my keyboard will be usable under openfirmware if i set the nvram manually under os x to boot to openfirmware first? since i don't have an apple keyboard, i'm afraid that i won't be able to boot the operating system if openfirmware doesn't recognize my keyboard.

    so the gist of this post, will my ps/2 keyboard be usable at the openfirmware console?
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

    superbovine

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    there isn't a standard to ps2 to usb conversion on the market place, so you are basically flying blind.
     
  3. jhu thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jhu

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    i just confirmed that my ps/2 keyboard is usable in the open firmware console.
     

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