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RE: [SLE] KVM switch?
  • From: "Greg Wallace" <gregwallace@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 11:38:39 -0500
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On Sunday, May 28, 2006 @ 7:37 AM, John Sowden wrote:

>On Sun May 28 2006 04:27, Kevanf1 wrote:
>> On 27/05/06, James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > Greg Freemyer wrote:
>> > > On 5/26/06, James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > >> Greg Freemyer wrote:
>> > >> > Do the KVMs with USB mice work good with most models of KVM? Any
>> > >> > issues getting into BIOS etc. with a USB mice? I really haven't
>> > >> > used them much.
>> > >>
>> > >> I haven't any experience with a USB switch, but I've heard they
don't
>> > >> have the same mouse problem. How often do you use a mouse in the
BIOS
>> > >> settings?
>> > >
>> > > I could be all wet, but I _assumed_ that KVMs either had ps/2
>> > > keyboard/mice or they had usb keyboard/mice. Are you implying that
>> > > KVMs with usb mice would still have ps/2 keyboards?
>> >
>> > No, I'm not. You'd need an adapter to do that.
>> >
>> > > I guess I need to do a little more research.
>> > >
>> > > Greg
>>
>> There are some KVM's on the market that have both USB capability and
>> ps/2 ports. Indeed, there are some that also have the older DIN style
>> port in addition. These last are pretty rare nowadays though.
>>
>> Have you tried checking out eBay? They can be picked up very cheaply
>> on there in whichever country you reside.
>> --
>> ==============================================
>> I am only human, please forgive me if I make a mistake it is not
>> deliberate. ==============================================
>> PLEASE DON'T drink and drive it's not clever, it's just stupid.
>>
>> Kevan Farmer
>>
>> Linux user #373362
>>
>> Cheslyn Hay
>> Staffordshire
>> WS6 7HR
>I use a 2 port kvm for a dos box and a linux box, each on different
>networks.
>Unfortunately the kvm does not seem to pass enough current to operate my
>optical mouse, whether I use USB or PS2 (it comes with a converter
>connector.

>Thoughts? Rolling balls don't make it anymore.

>--
>John R. Sowden

I have an IOGEAR USB KVM switch that I've had for 4 years. I use it with an
optical mouse. I switch between a SuSE and Windows with it and have never
experienced any problems with it whatsoever, on either machine. No mouse
problems and no keyboard problems.

Greg Wallace



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