What type of keyboard is this?

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    What type of keyboard is this?

    Ok, I just got out my old computer from (I think) 1999. I don't know the motherboard, but it (the computer) has a really weird keyboard. The connector is about twice the size of (I think) a standard PS/2 keyboard. It has 5 pins which goes into a slot on the back of the computer with 5 holes. The keyboard doesn't have a make or model on it, so I don't know the company either.

    Can anyone tell me what type of keyboard this is (by "type" I mean, "PS/2" type)
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    Depends on how old the keyboard is. Chances are its just an old AT keyboard that you need to buy a PS/2 adapter for. A long time ago there were two kinds of keyboards, AT and XT, all keyboards these days are AT, but some older (really old) ATs may have the bigger connecter.
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    Ok, now my main question: will I be able to use it with most Linux distros? I couldn't imagine it not really working, but I just want to make sure. If not I'll go buy a USB keyboard but I want to make sure first ~_~
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    Get yourself an adapter or buy a new keyboard. It should work just fine, but all the AT keyboards here at work are huge and clunky and I don't like the feel of them.

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    keyboards use the PS/2 adapter now, the old one you are looking at is PS
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    Well it worked with a SLAX LiveCD so it is all good so far.
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