[TriLUG] KVM choices
jbrigman at nc.rr.com
Mon Mar 5 02:08:26 EST 2007
Hey All KVM Sufferers;
The Belkin 4 port KVM does have the problem that it loses sync when you
switch between the ports. (The IOGear doesn't, and NewEgg has a 4-port
IOGear for about $70.)
There is a device you can add to the mouse/keyboard ports of your PC to
eliminate the problem with the Belkin KVM (also to boot your Linux
system without a keyboard/mouse if you need). It is the "Guardian for
PS/2" Keyboard and Mouse Emulator, Model APKME. It allows you to boot
and run the PC without a mouse/keyboard, allows you to "hot connect"
mouse and keyboard without problems. A good Google incantation is
"keyboard and mouse emulator for ps2".
I have also heard that PS/2-to-USB adapters will provide similar
results, but I tried one, no joy.
On Sun, 2007-03-04 at 21:41 -0500, Brian Henning wrote:
> At Home: Belkin 2-port PS/2 KVM. Fedora Core 3 likes to lose sync with the
> mouse on switching; nothing that unplugging and replugging the mouse won't
> fix (though it is of course a nuisance). Windows XP Pro seems to have
> little trouble keeping track. Been working fine for several years.
> Double-tap scroll-lock hotkey sequence is a little finicky and can sometimes
> result in a bit of difficulty changing the actual scroll lock state.
> > Jojo Almario wrote:
> > > Is there a brand of KVM that works best with Fedora Core or Ubuntu. I
> > > have had problems with old Belkins in the past and not getting the mouse
> > > to work across them after a while.
> > I've been using an IOGear GCS12 for a couple of years and it's worked
> > fine with Redhat 9 and CentOS 4. Before that I had a Belkin 4-port
> > model that cost more, worked poorly for two years and then died. Slick
> > looking doorstop.
> > By the way, if you find one that allows the mouse wheel to work let me
> > know. When I bought mine, I couldn't find one that did.
> > --
> > Scott C.
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