[PlanetCCRMA] Easy Question - Keyboard / Mouse

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Fri Nov 17 10:24:00 2006

On Fri, 2006-11-17 at 17:46 +0000, Bob Wilkinson wrote:
> Well, I'm finally setting up a dual core Athlon X2 box, and one 
> rather seemingly simple question showed up - would it make more 
> sense to run with a PS2 keyboard and mouse, or USB?  Does the USB 
> driver take enough processor that it makes a difference?  Is the 
> USB option actually more processor efficient than PS2?

I have no idea about the relative merits, but I'm using usb
keyboards/mice here at ccrma (in Athlon x2 boxes) with no problems...
The only gotcha with the motherboards I selected was that you needed to
enable usb keyboard/mice support in the BIOS, otherwise grub would not
see them. 

-- Fernando

> I guess I always just assumed that it was better to stay with the 
> "old" technology PS2 keyboards and mice, but I don't have enough 
> hardware and interrupt background to know that positively.
> Either a "Big Bird" simple answer or a college course "101" level 
> explanation would be fine.  Come to think of it, the college level 
> "101" answer would actually be kinda nice to know.