First post, by StrangeD0s
I'm in a bit of trouble. I have this very old Pentium computer and it only has a DIN connector for the keyboard, two serial COM ports and a printer port. My old serial mouse is long gone and right now I'm having trouble finding a new one. So I'm thinking about alternatives. I have tried connecting a PS/2 mouse with an adapter to the COM port but no luck. I have tried connecting a PS/2 keyboard and mouse via PS/2 Y-splitter + PS/2 to DIN adapter, also no luck (the keyboard with the PS/2 to DIN adapter alone works fine btw.!). The motherboard is a Chaintech 5IFM M101 and after inspecting it closely I found free solder pads for a USB port (see pic)!
In the BIOS I have also found a USB controller that is disabled by default.
So can I just solder a USB header onto the motherboard and enable the controller in the BIOS to get USB support? And will that even help me if I want to play DOS games with a mouse?