Summary, Take 2: Need to connect Ultra-1 to USB & VGA

From: Vince Sabio <>
Date: Tue Mar 05 2002 - 00:31:40 EST
** Sometime around 22:33 -1000 03/02/02, Vince Sabio sent everyone:
>** Sometime around 16:56 -1000 02/16/02, Vince Sabio wrote:
>>I have an Ultra-1 that I'd like to connect to a VGA monitor and a 
>>USB keyboard via a KVM (I have other VGA/USB servers). I think I 
>>have the VGA part solved via the sunmanagers FAQ:
>>However, I can't find anything about connecting a USB keyboard to a 
>>Sun box. I have found adapters that go the other way (Sun 5A 
>>keyboard to a USB workstation), but not the direction that I need 
>>to go.
>>I've seen discussion on the list re: USB on Solaris/Intel and Sun 
>>Rays, but not USB.
>Well, it turns out that what I want to do is not [currently] 
>achievable. There are several ways of connecting a Sun-5 keyboard to 
>a non-Sun machine, but no identifiable means of connecting a USB 
>keyboard to an Ultra-1.

Late-breaking news from Geoff Reed:

   You can hook a generic USB PC keyboard / mouse to a ultra 1, however
   it requires 2 parts to do it,

   1st you need a belkin or Raritan PS/2 to SUN convertor then you need
   a USB to PS/2 convertor, plug the USB-> PS2 convertor into the PS/2
   to Sun convertor and hook that to your ultra 1, hook the vga cable
   fromm your monitor or switchbox to the VGA port on the ps2/sun convertor
   and then the USB keybaord and mouse into the inputs on the usb->ps/2

I'm on travel at the moment, and won't have a chance to try this for 
a while, but it looks like a workable solution. Would appreciate 
knowing if this arrangement is able to generate the STOP key sequence.

I'll report back on results when I get a chance to try it out....

Vince Sabio                                        
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Received on Tue Mar 5 00:13:18 2002

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