iMate USB-ADB and 10.4

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iMate USB-ADB and 10.4

I've been keeping an eye out for an iMate USB to ADB adapter for my new Digital Audio Powermac G4. I notice on their website and on various ebay listings that it is says "May not work with OS X 10.4".

Has anyone got any experience with an iMate or any other USB to ADB device working or not working under 10.4?

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I found [url=http://72.14.253

I found this review which states:

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For simple devices such as a keyboard or mouse, the lack of documentation isn't a problem, but if you want to support special features of more sophisticated devices, you need to download the iMate driver.

So perhaps it would work, and I could use USB Overdrive to activate (for example) the extra buttons on my Logitech trackball.

I have quite a few other ADB devices I would like to use, like a graphics tablet, so I'm still interested to hear anyone else's reports.

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Found a couple more clues:

Found a couple more clues:

ADB Apple Extended Keyboard under Tiger

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System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Keyboard -> Change Keyboard Type... -> ( in 'Keyboard Setup Assistant') Continue -> "<" -> ANSI (USA) -> Done

This gives you a working keyboard again. The setting doesn't persist a Fast User Switch though, but survives a sleep command.

So, basically rather use the ANSI instead of the ISO setting and you're fine.

It's not 100% perfect, but reasonable for me. Could probably be improved with some sort of AS or read-only system setting.

and ControllerMate

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ControllerMate is a controller programming tool that allows you to customize the behavior of your HID devices — keyboards, keypads, mice, trackballs, joysticks, gamepads, throttles, among others. ControllerMate’s philosophy is to be as flexible as possible, to provide a set of basic programming tools, and to allow the user to combine those tools in an endless variety of ways.

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