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I recently purchased the Lite-On SK-7100 IR Keyboard (this is the keyboard recommened in the HTPC FAQ). I can't seem to get the mouse that's built into this keyboard to work properly. If I use the included RS-232 to PS/2 adapter to plug in the mouse, windows won't see the mouse. Instead, when I try to boot I get a message saying that windows did not detect the PS/2 mouse and if I want to use a serial mouse I should connect it at that point. If at this point I remove the adapter and connect the mouse to the serial port, the mouse will then work. The problem is that it will quit working when the machine is rebooted. Does anyone have any suggestions on getting this mouse to work properly? Although I'd prefer to run my mouse off of the PS/2 port, if someone knows of a way to get this thing working on either port whether it be serial or PS/2 I'll go with either configuration. Oh one last thing, I'm running Win 98 SE. Thanks
 

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I am having the same problem. I just fired up my HTPC. It is running Win ME with the mouse connected through the PS/2 adapter supplied with the keyboard. Keyboard works fine. The mouse is dead in the middle of the screen. The IR receiver flickers the data light when the mouse is moved on the keyboard but I can't get the mouse to work. Can someone give us a little help for the holidays??


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I have heard (but cannot confirm) that there is an issue with the PS/2 adapter and certain Intel based systems (again not sure which ones). My keyboard didn't come with the adapter due to this problem. I run an Athlon based system but haven't had a chance yet to install it and see if it works. You might also tell us what systems processor and motherboard so that others might have a better feel for the problem.


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This was a problem reported to the forum quite a while back in this thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...iteon+airboard


I had hoped to see the members get proactive and e-mail Liteon to help re-engineer our beloved Airboard. I have gotten nowhere as the manufacturer has decided that not enough problems have been reported to correct it. Keep in mind that this product has been on the market for over 5 years, and Liteon deems it successful enough to not bother with their formula.


The fix is to use the serial mouse. This will allow you to use the wake on keyboard (power-up) feature of many compliant motherboards.


Good luck to all!


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everyone has the same problem! use the serial mouse! i know of no motherboard personally that EVER worked with it.





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Same problem with my new airboard, which I installed just this weekend. ASUS CUSL-2 motherboard. Neither BootMagic, WinMe, nor Linux Mandrake 8.0 will recognize the mouse/pointer on the PS/2 port. Works fine for all three on the serial port. I wasted almost two hours on the PS/2 port before I finally gave up.
 

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my problem is the oposit working on ps/2, but not working on the serial.

The funny thing was when I first got it didn´t get it to work on ps/2 but after alot of hard work and finaly.


But then I got a sm 1000 the remote control by silitek, and that one should be working with the airbord ir reciver if it´s conected to serial.

Now I wan´t the airbord ir reciver to be conected throught the serial but it is imposibel to get it do that, I even tried with a clean instaletion but no, it´s only working in ps/2.

So what I had do do was having the airbord ir reciver conected to ps/2 and the sm 1000 remote´s ir reciver conected to serial(funny that one works on serial), using two ir reciver insted of only one(the airbord ir reciver).

And I did mail both silitek head office and their europe office, but they wasn´t particulary intrested in helping me, they Haven´t heard of any problem regarding serial vrs. ps/2 connection.

I guess Peopel hear want They want´s to hear!


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I dealt with the same headaches most of you are going through. What I ended up doing, temporarily (actually for about 6 months :) ), was plug in an extra usb mouse. Just having that mouse plugged in allowed the little mouse nub on the airboard to work via the PS/2. Then one day I was moving my computer to another room and when reattaching the cables, decided to try removing the PS/2 adapter and using the serial port, again. Damn if it just started working perfectly (almost). I no longer needed to use the extra USB mouse.


By no means am I a computer guru, but try completely shutting down, unplugging the airboard, then reattaching everything (ie. the keyboard via PS/2 and the mouse via serial), then powering up. If it still doesn't work, and before pulling all your hair out, try rebooting one more time (using ctrl+alt+del twice).


I say mine almost works perfectly because 1 out of 20 reboots leaves my mouse pointer stuck in the middle of the screen. Another reboot fixes the problem.


I am using a CUSL2-c, P3 1GHz, WinME.

In my case, power-up on spacebar has always worked.


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I have the 7100 with ECS K7S5A and ps/2 mouse works just fine. I have not tried serial port, there should not be any problem there, it uses the same cable same connector, just an adapter to go from serial to ps/2;


However, I cannot get keyboard power-on to work.
 

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i personally have an abit 440bx and an asus 440bx motherboard and nether will work with the supplied adapter. back when we were still trying to get the adapter to work with something, one of our techs traced it out and told me why it didnt work but i have since forgotten what he said. he no longer works for us, but ill call him this weekend and ask him if he still remembers. my abit be6-ii board is in my theater, with my mpact2, and the latest bios, and it just doesent work! we really wanted to get the thing to work with the ps2s because we had some cool "pizza box" computers that were very small, VERY quiet(something like a 1.5" fan on the power supply), but had no serial ports. they had one pci slot, but you had to put the card in on its side. we wasted lots of time with tech support, who did not really care, and our distributor, who could care even less. if it had worked we would of all been millionaires by now........




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i was a bit confused on the different wireless keyboard models so i called a contact at liteon today. he implied the sk-7500 was no longer made although there were still many available for sale. he was honest and said the mouse would probably have to use the serial port. for a wireless keyboard that cost about 35.00, the SK-7500 is still a great deal. i orded the sk-7500 (shown in this post).


the sk-7100 is a current model and has the hotkeys at the top which might be nice for an htpc although they do require drivers to function and at this time XP is not supported.


to see the different models see the liteon website at http://www.silitek.com/keyboards/index.htm
 

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I don't know why my question has gotten all of this attention all of the sudden. It's been posted for a couple of weeks with no response and now all of the sudden everyone is responding. Well, I think I have a solution for some of you. In order for me to get the airboard to work with my system (Intel board with the 845 chipset) I needed to make a small change in the BIOS. It turns out that this board provides support for legacy USB devices by default. All I did to get me system working was to go into the BIOS and disable the legacy USB support. Making this change allowed my mouse to start working and as a result I'm now very happy with my airboard. If this works for anyone else please post a message to let the rest of us know if this was useful.
 

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FWIW, my Airboard works perfectly with the serial interface on an Asus A7V (KT 133) and on an older DFI P2XBL (440 BX).


dFigu,


about the K7S5A. I'm not 100% sure on this, but to enable power via KB don't you have to set a jumper on the mobo, besides selecting this in the BIOS? I'm almost sure there's a jumper just to enable this feature.
 

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I'm using the 7100 and the serial connection, but I'm seeing another problem... my processor sits at 35% or so, even with nothing running. If I unplug the serial connection from the back of the computer, it drops to 0-1%. I've seen this on 3 different machines. Anyone else seen this?
 

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everyone has the same problem! use the serial mouse! i know of no motherboard personally that EVER worked with it.


oscar

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ummmm.... haven't worked with very many MB's, have you? Mine has worked with EVERY motherboard I've EVER plugged it into.... and I use it in my diagnostic road-work !!
 

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The Lite-on problem that annoys me on the SK-7100 is that after every power-on, the keyboard comes up with drag turned on. I have to click both buttons (actually click R, move pointer, click L) to turn this off - it's annoying. The MB is a Tyan 440BX and the PS/2 to Serial port adapter is in use - aside from this quirk I have no complaints.


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garry,


that drag problem seems to happen just before the batteries die (although this can take weeks), try a fresh pair, and see if it fixes it. on the bright side it keeps the girlfriend from starting the movie w/o me!
 

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Gary

I only get that drag problem when either the batteries are dying (as htc said) or when the keyboard wasn't in sight of the reciever on boot.

If the keyboard has good sight of the receiver there's never a problem.


The other problem I have is that after powersave and wakeup the mouse often doesn't work.

A reboot always cures although my boot up time is still in the high 20secs :(
 
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