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RE: [SLE] KVM switch?
  • From: "Greg Wallace" <gregwallace@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 15:09:18 -0500
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On Thursday, June 01, 2006 @ 12:56 PM, Kevan Farmer wrote:

>On 01/06/06, Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC) <hylton@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> To all those who are having problems switching the mouse between Windows
>> and the SuSE XWindows session, I have successfully used the below
>> procedure and it works EVERY time.
>> I have a no name desktop 2 node PS/@ switch.
>> Whenever I want to switch to Windows from Linux, then I make certain
>> that the Linux is on CLI ie Ctrl-Alt=F2 before I toggle the switch.
>> I can then 'work' in Windows and when I want my real OS back, I switch
>> the switch and am greeted by a blank screen. I Ctrl-Alt=F7 and XWindows
>> returns with full mouse capability.
>> The key is that Linux MUST be in CLI mode before switching else you will
>> lose mouse connectivity when switching back and possibly kb too.
>> HiH, although with the comments on this list I will be investing in a
>> IOGear switch as soon as financially possible.

>I have been successfully using a Linksys KVM to switch between
>SuSE10/Knoppix/Kubuntu (dependent upon which drive I happen to have in
>at the time) and a Windows 2000 PC. The KVM is a simple block of
>plastic with leads coming out of it. It is not a nice looking switch
>box but it does the business and I have never had to go into the CLI
>in Linux to switch either way :-)

>I am only human, please forgive me if I make a mistake it is not
>PLEASE DON'T drink and drive it's not clever, it's just stupid.

>Kevan Farmer

I have an 3+ year old IOGEAR MINIVIEW fully USB KVM switch that has never
failed to switch back and forth between my two machines without any problems
with either the mouse or the keyboard.

Greg Wallace

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