KVM switch and PS2 mouse FC 3
ajwynn at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 02:08:29 UTC 2005
>Tony Wynn wrote:
>> I recently bought a KVM switch (Linksys KVM2KIT) to put between a
>> Windows XP box and a Fedora 3 box. Everything was working fine on the
>> Fedora box before installing the switch. After installing the switch,
>> the monitor and keyboard worked fine on both boxes, but the mouse was
>> frozen. Rebooting the Windows box fixed the mouse problem, but on the
>> Fedora box the mouse is still frozen. I did some searching and found
>> this bug https://bugzilla.redhat.com/beta/show_bug.cgi?id=111161.
>> This seems similar, but in the bug the behavior of the mouse is
>> erratic whereas mine is frozen. I tried switching virtual terminals
>> and this did not help. I tried the "psmouse.proto=bare, =imps, etc.
>> in that bug but nothing helped. I then tried plugging the mouse
>> directly into the Fedora box, still frozen. Rebooted, still frozen.
>> Powered down, let it sit, powered up, still frozen. Not sure what to
>> do now, I could give a rat's about the Windows box right now, I just
>> want to get the Fedora box working again. Anyone have any ideas.
>Can you temporarily completely unplug the KVM, and put everything back
>as it was (with the power off, of course). If that doesn't help, then it
>sounds as though the KVM has damaged your mouse.
>If it does ... erm, are you sure that you've kept the mouse and keyboard
>cables the right way round everywhere? It's very possible that the
>"mouse" output from the KVM is connected to the "keyboard" input on the
>PC, which is something that is *mostly* detectable by the motherboard.
>What happens if you plug the keyboard and mouse into the Fedora box and
>just use the KVM for the monitor? One other possibility is that the KVM
>is doing something odd with the PS/2 protocol (or sending current down a
>wire that it shouldn't be sending current down).
>What happens if you swap the Windows and Fedora outputs on the KVM?
>I'll see if I can think of any other weird suggestions to make!
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I'm pretty sure the keyboard and mouse cables are plugged in
correctly, the keyboard works fine, but I will check tomorrow (these
boxes are at work). I've tried just plugging the mouse directly into
the Fedora box with the same results. I will try swapping the inputs,
but, the more I think about it I worry that the KVM did somehow damage
that Fedora box's mouse input. Let me know if you think of anything
else I might have done wrong/setup strange.
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