Re: [OT] X-friendly KVM switch?
On 2005-05-02, Adam Hardy penned:
> On 02/05/05 02:38 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?
> My Belkin KVM worked fine with when I had it set up with windows and
> redhat, but then I installed debian on the linux box and i get what
> you're getting.
Ah, yes, I know I've heard that before. I wonder what the difference
> I'm not using gpm either.
Was the RedHat box?
> As a temp solution if you want, I sort the mouse out by unplugging
> the mouse cable from the KVM and plugging it back in. It sorts
> itself out then somehow.
Never thought of that. That's better than nothing, but of course not
> I tried finding a better solution but I got nowhere, plus people
> telling me to go and buy a new KVM (in typical disposable society
Well, I also remember trying to sort this out a while ago (maybe two
years?), also with no success. If hardware doesn't work, it doesn't
work. In my case, I don't mind buying a second one because I can use
the switch elsewhere -- but the second one had better work!
> I actually contacted Belkin and the support guy said the newer KVMs
> have flashable ROM and can be upgraded, but mine is not so.
That also rings a bell. Too bad they won't do a recall on the ones
that don't work =/
> Anyway if you do buy a new one, let us know if it all works OK.
Hrm, I wonder if there's a listing of debian-happy KVM switches out
there. This board seems to suggest that as long as I get a newer
model, life will be good:
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