Mouse going wild in KVM

Claude Jones claude_jones at
Mon Mar 28 02:03:52 UTC 2005

Scot L. Harris wrote:

>This is a long standing problem with Belkin KVM switches.  Most people
>find that using psmouse.proto=bare or psmouse.proto=imp resolves the
>problem.  As mentioned this will most likely cause the mouse wheel to
>stop working.  
>I recently picked up an Iomega 4 port KVM switch.  Interestingly enough
>linux seems to work fine with it but Windows 2000 seems to have problems
>with the mouse.  :)
Funny that, Scot. I was going to suggest the Iomega unpowered KVM, don't 
have the model here, it's at work, but it came recommended here. Mine 
works great in various flavors of Windows and with Fedora. I haven't 
thought about it in months, now, the sign of a good piece of equipment. 
I've been rebuilding a bunch of Windows boxes recently, and some of have 
been W2k, and I've had no problem with the Iomega. What kind of mouse do 
you use? Mine is a MS optical intellimouse.

Claude Jones
Bluemont, VA, USA

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