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GRUB Intro - Introduction to the GNU Grand Unified Bootloader

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Linux+ Exam - A Few Notes On CompTIA's Basic Linux Certification

AT Keyboard to PS/2 - A Silly Hack to Convert an AT-style Keyboard to PS/2

DVD Ripping with Linux - Storing DVD Video Data with DivX, XviD, and Other Cool Codecs

HPing Demo - Exploring the HPing utility

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A Silly Hack to Convert an AT-style Keyboard to PS/2




Or: "How Far I'll Go To Avoid Paying $4.95 for a simple adapter"

It was a hot and muggy night (they're all like that in Georgia), and I had just finished setting up my nifty Linux router. Alas, I now had three computers, but only two keyboards. While sifting through my Closet of Use{ful | less} Stuph, I discovered an old AT-XT keyboard I nabbed at a swap meet a couple of years ago.

If you'll recall, these keyboards have a plug with 5 pins:

	1	+KBD Data
	2	Reserved
	3	Ground
	4	+5V
	5	+KBD CLK

Where a PS/2 plug uses 6 pins, like so:

	1	+KBD Data
	2	Reserverd
	3	Ground
	4	+5V
	5	+KBD CLK
	6	Reserved

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