[TriLUG] What to do when KDE freaks out?
borgan at redhat.com
Mon Aug 26 11:04:32 EDT 2002
One can also try setting the mouse to "MS - Intellimouse" in linux ...
some of the KVM boxes seem set to use Intellimouse protocol ... I had no
end of troubles similar to what was described earlier in the thread just
vanish when I changed the mouse configuration ...
On Sat, 2002-08-24 at 22:10, Jason Tower wrote:
> this has happened to me as well with certain KVM switches. my belkin
> omni-cube 4-port works great here at home, but some of my customers have
> other models that lose the kbd and/or mouse on the linux boxes. yet the
> windows machines are fine, even on identical hardware. usually i only
> lose the mouse, so a ctrl-alt-backspace to close X usually lets me get
> away with it. i think some cheap KVM switches are just not linux-friendly
> (or linux is not cheap KVM switch friendly) so i'd consider trying a
> different switch first.
> > I know this will make several of you cringe, but hey, I'm just learning
> > here :) A couple of times now I have switched from my Win 98 machine to
> > my Linux machine (I have a Belkin KVM switch). Normally I have to wait a
> > few seconds at most for the mouse to start working. A couple of times
> > now though - everything's started freaking out - the toolbar at the
> > bottom goes to outline like I'm trying to move it - error dialog boxes
> > come up in whatever programs I had open etc. It will not let me do
> > anything with the keyboard at this point (or I am trying the wrong key
> > combinations). Since I don't know what else to do, I've just powered
> > down the machine (I know you're cringing now) and boot it back up.
> > Is there anything I can do to fix this? Or to keep from shutting it down
> > harshly when it happens? Any insight is much appreciated as always.
> > Guess I should also remind you guys I'm running Debian. Don't know what
> > other information might be helpful.
> > Thanks for the help :)
> > Lisa B.
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