Re: [OT] X-friendly KVM switch?
On Sun, 1 May 2005 19:38:30 -0600, Monique Y. Mudama wrote:
> I'm looking for an X-friendly PS/2-style KVM switch. Currently, I
> have a Belkin 4-port Omniview E series, and whenever I switch back to
> X from another system, the mouse goes all crazy and I have to
> Anyone have a well-behaved KVM switch?
> 4-port would be great, but I can live with 2. As long as I'm asking,
> it would be great if you could tell me if
> a) you can switch systems with keystrokes instead of having to touch
> the switch
> b) if the switch beeps when you switch systems
> Thanks in advance!
I've used a few before. Most recently, the iogear two port works very well
for me with X running and switching between a XP Pro box and a Linux
system. I don't lose the mouse; dont have to switch to a console. The two
port iogear PS/2 kvm's are very reasonable in price and they support a lot
of different mouse controls. I'm using a cordless optical MS mouse which
never gets lost. I've also used a MS trackball explorer and its worked
flawlessly. There is an older 4 port iogear which will not support my
I've found the two port iogear at amazon for around 25.00 with shipping
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