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:
>>> 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.
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.