[PlanetCCRMA] Easy Question - Keyboard / Mouse

John Dey jsdey@optonline.net
Fri Nov 17 11:51:02 2006

Hi Fernando,

I assume the Athlon x2 is 64 bit.  If so, do you run with the 32 bit 
operating system with real-time or are you using a stock F5 64 bit OS 
without real-time scheduling.  If so, how has the performance been?

On Nov 17, 2006, at 1:23 PM, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:

> 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.
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