Mouse going wild in KVM
dhoffman2004 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 14:04:17 UTC 2005
On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 22:50:25 -0500, Tim Largy <tim.largy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have XP and Fedora boxes in a belkin KVM. It works fine until I
> > switch to XP when I'm in Fedora (usually in GNOME) and then come back
> > to the Fedora box. Usually my mouse goes wild and I have to kill X.
> > What can be done to correct this?
> I have the same problem with my Belkin KVM. According to my Belkin
> manual there are two solutions: 1) prevent the problem from occuring
I guess I am the only lucky one? I have a Belkin OmniCube 4 port KVM,
and I am having no problems with it. The only problem I ever had was
that when I was still running RH7, any time I used the keyboard
shortcut to switch to that port, it kept the port number in the
keyboard buffer and sent it to the RH machine, so if I had a shell
open and it was port 3 I was switching to, I would see a 3 in the
shell window on the screen. Other than that no problem.
The OmniCube that I am using is a PS2 device, so maybe that is what
helps. My FC3 machine is using USB Keyboard and Mouse inputs, so I
have an adapter between the KVM and the FC3 machine that converts a
PS2 mouse/keyboard into a USB device... it all works fine.
The only comment I can make about some of the other KVM solutions out
there, is that some of the USB ones actually take several seconds to
switch. I have another machine tha has another KVM that is USB based.
I'm guessing it takes so long because it makes it look to the OS like
it's unplugging each USB device, and then finally switches over and
makes the new OS look like it is plugging them back in.
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