Re: KVMs and the 2.6 Kernel
Oh yeah I forgot one other advice:
Booting a system WITHOUT being switched to that system also can cause weird
things to happen. Like: Wrong resolution in X and cause the mouse to run
Jan Schledermann wrote:
> Hal Vaughan wrote:
>> If anyone is using KVMs that work well with the 2.6 kernel, I'd like to
>> hear what works, what kind of mouse and keyboard you're using and if
>> there are any problems. I've seen some good ones on New Egg, with
>> reviews that said they've used Linux, but the kernel version is never
>> Thanks for any recommendations of what to use or avoid or any
>> experiences anyone can share about KVMs and the 2.6 kernel.
> I am running 2.6.14, 2.6.16, Hurd/L4 and Windoze XP with a 4 port kvm
> without any problems whatsoever. My mouse is a logitech mx700 and the
> keyboard one of those weird shaped MS ergonomic keyboards, with a ps2
> The device I am using is called 'newstar' and it is a relatively cheap
> not-so-profrssional-kind-of-thingie. More info can be found on
> In the past I have encountered all kind of weird mouse problems with
> kvm's, including problems with Rose and other very expensive boxes.
> The most problems where caused by MS optical, wheel, 'many-buttons', kind
> of mice, in combination with switching (kvm) and the x11 mouse driver of
> choice. I have on a few occasions had keyboard problems arising from
> key-combinations used to switch the kvm from the keyboard itself.
> I don't believe that the kernel version has anything to do with your
> You may however experience a behaviour you don't understand due to udev
> (which was introduced somewhere in the 2.6.X era. I don't remember when)
> or some of the new x11 drivers available for more advanced mice.
> A quick fix for many kvm/mouse problems is to run the very basic ps2 mouse
> driver in X. You'll give up all the wild features but have a working
> Otherwise try sort out what udev (or hotplug maybe) does with your mouse.
> Best regards
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