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Old 04-28-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
skinney
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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

http://www.emtcompany.com/targus-pa0...101331778.html

custom cable keyboard to targus is..

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ALULFX0/..._M3T1_ST1_dp_1

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.
 
Old 04-29-2013, 07:57 AM   #2
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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.

http://www.buzzard.me.uk/jonathan/sunkbd.html
 
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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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