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Old 04-28-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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Sun keyboard on hp laptop via targus serial port replicator

I'm running ubuntu 12.04 on hp g60 laptop with a targus serial port replicator to usb

custom cable keyboard to targus is..

i modprobe sunkbd

nothing works for type 5. the type 5c beeps when i plug it in or boot up but none of the keys work what am i missing? i've pluged the type 5c in via the mini din plug under the keyboard that is for the mouse because you can't detach the 5c cable from the keyboard.
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Is the port replicator being recognized correctly? Is some form of USB serial device being created (i.e. /dev/ttyUSB0)?

If you really have a type 5 keyboard then you can not plug it directly into the replicator. The output of the keyboard is TTL which requires a level shifter to work with RS-232 levels.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:16 AM   #3
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oh snap!
i'll look into that but i don't think it's worth the hassle.
thank you for the reply!


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