Re: mouse lost with KVM switch
On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 12:58:23PM -0400, ARiley@edgarsnyder.com wrote:
> I have the kde desktop and a graphical login via the kdm package
> (3.1.4-0woody1). Direct connections with the mouse to the system work fine
> but when a kvm switch is used the mouse typically freezes on the login
> I've experimented with mouse configuration, setting XF86Config-4 to "auto"
> or "PS/2" to no effect. I can regain the mouse sometimes by dropping into
> a text shell and restarting X but I wonder if there isn't a better way
> since other distributions that I use do not have the same issue. Any
I had a desktop setup that worked just fine when connected directly to the
kvm. When I hooked it up to the kvm via a linksys (ugh!) kvm switch, I also
lost the mouse. I had to change to mouse protocol to get the mouse back. I
had to switch the protocol back and forth depending on whether I had the
system hooked up directly, or via the kvm switch.
That setup doesn't exist anymore, so I can't check the details of what
protocols were involved. I would suggest a bit of grunt work trying various
protocols. Hopefully one will work with your switch.