[arch-general] Keyboard issue with kernel 4.15.5 (possible Arch issue?)

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Wed Mar 14 07:25:41 UTC 2018

On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:48:04 +0000, Carsten Mattner wrote:
>Is it still native when connected with a USB-to-PS/2 adapter?

I don't know, I even don't know what is true and what are untrue myths
about PS/2 vs USB keyboards. However, since I have the choice to use
PS/2 keyboards with the keys I like, for the same ammount of money as
USB keyboards do cost, I don't want to test USB keyboards, even if they
provide the same kind of keys.

The myth important to me is, that if I don't touch the keyboard using a
PS/2 keyboard, it doesn't actively communicate with the computer, while
the myth claims, that USB does enforce communication between keyboard
and computer from time to time, even if you don't type, which might
be an issue for real-time audio users.

A myth unimportant to me is the way keystrokes are handled/registered,
by an USB keyboard probaply just a limited amont of keys could be
pushed at the same time and/or there is more latency and/or if you type
fast, the keyboard might not keep up, which seems to be important for
gamers or people who type really fast.

There are also some myth regarding security for some kinds of usages.

In short, as long as you could get a "native" PS/2 keyboard with the
kinds of keys you like, for an ammount of money that is ok, I wouldn't
risk to buy an USB keyboard.

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