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Re: IMac Running Ubuntu (Originally was: What am I doing wrong?)

  • Subject: Re: IMac Running Ubuntu (Originally was: What am I doing wrong?)
  • From: Rick <none@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2006 16:18:14 GMT
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Road Runner High Speed Online http://www.rr.com
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On Sun, 08 Jan 2006 15:00:34 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> __/ [Rick] on Sunday 08 January 2006 12:43 \__
> 
>> On Sun, 08 Jan 2006 08:37:43 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> 
>> (snip)
>>> Is  it  really possible with Ubuntu? I have an iMac with similar specs 
>>> at work  and I have let it off the hook a month ago. It never gets
>>> used,  let alone  touched. I migrated all the mail (work stuff) to
>>> Thunderbird on the desktop nearby. It runs Ubuntu Linux. Maybe I can
>>> have both a Dell machine and an iMac side-by-side, both running Linux.
>>> Do you see the irony? Apple? Dell?  I'll  do it Monday. I've got a pile
>>> of Breezy, but I wonder  how Linux runs with one mouse button...
>>> 
>> Sheesh. Use a multi-button mouse.
> 
> I don't have any spare USB mice, so would have to purchase one; I have
> some crappy PS/2 ones. Besides that, another concern came to mind. The
> mouse in iMacs connects directly (via USB) to the side of the keyboard,
> which itself connects to a single USB port on the main unit. I don't know
> how the Linux kernel handles this combination. Furthermore, I think there
> are only two USB ports on the unit. This means that none will be available
> for peripherals other than the keyboard and mouse, unless one temporarily
> disconnects one/both.
> (snip)
There is a USB dongle thta allows you to attach a PS/2 mouse and keyboard
to one USB port.

As to your questions about how the Mac handles USB ports, you really
should ask in a Mac related group.

-- 
Rick


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