[TriLUG] Question on mouse problems with a kvm and X
Tue, 19 Mar 2002 20:25:29 -0500
Hi Ben, how's it going?
There's a FAQ regarding this problem on the Belkin web page. They
recommend using only the PS/2 driver as well.
I recently had to get one of these for work, and ran into the same problem.
A slightly faster workaround, if you really like using the scroll wheel,
is to switch to a different virtual terminal, and then switch back to X.
At least this way you don't lose everything you're doing in XFree86.
Specifically, <Alt-F1> followed by <Alt-F7> restores the mouse without
killing your X session.
Another tip they make is to wait a few seconds before doing anything,
after you switch the KVM switch. I haven't found this to help much.
Ben Pitzer wrote:
> I've got an older Belkin OmniCube 4-port KVM that has been working well
> for me for quite a while. One thing to remember, though, is that it has
> a mouse built into the switch (your omniview should be the same). Read
> the documentation on the switch to find out about that mouse.
> Basically, your mouse interfaces with the switch, which relays the
> signals on to the machine. The circuitry in your switch emulates the
> mouse's signals. That circuitry, however, only does PS/2, probably not
> IMPS/2. In your X config, try using a less full featured mouse. That's
> what I had to do. Try the following settings under the mouse section of
> your XF86Config-4 file:
> Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
> Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
> Be warned that you might lose the function of your middle mouse button
> (assuming you have a three button mouse), but the Emulate3Buttons being
> set to true will make your left and right buttons do the same thing as a
> middle mouse button when depressed simultaneously.
> Good luck!
> Ben Pitzer