ISO: Keyboard/mouse for MIPS RC2030 workstation

Josh Dersch derschjo at
Sun May 15 16:11:10 CDT 2016

On 5/15/16 10:30 AM, Al Kossow wrote:
> On 5/14/16 12:29 PM, Josh Dersch wrote:
>> Hi all --
>> Got me an early MIPS workstation, an RC2030.  I'm trying to track down a keyboard and mouse for it.  The keyboard
>> connector uses an 8-pin DIN connector.  Anyone have any leads?  (Or know what the pinouts and protocol might be?)
>> Thanks,
>> Josh
> there is a picture of it here
> looks like an AT keyboard and Logitech (serial?) mouse

You're right, that does look like your standard AT keyboard and Logitech 
mouse.  I tried an AT keyboard just a couple of minutes back and it's 
close, but it doesn't work properly.  The keyboard LEDs cycle while the 
2030's running its (very lengthy) diagnostics but once I get to a 
prompt, I get gibberish from it -- looks like the keyboard scancodes are 
completely different.  (Just for fun I tried an XT keyboard and that 
doesn't work at all...)

It does give me a place to start hacking, though...

- Josh

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