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Old 04-03-2004, 07:51 PM   #1
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imps2 mouse doesn't work with KVM switch


I have a Belkin KVM switch and I got it all setup and everything and everything worked fine. A few days later when I restarted one of the computers, the keyboard worked fine but then when I typed 'startx' I couldn't move the mouse. I restarted the computer and tried again and again and again with no luck. This happened on the other computer, but the mouse always worked after two or so restarts. I have Slackware 9.1 and running KDE
 
Old 04-04-2004, 06:20 PM   #2
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I can't say this will solve the problem, but I used a Belkin to swtich between Linux and Windows, and the mouse would always successfully go from "A" to "B", but if I then tried to go back to "A", it hung just as you described, regardless of which OS I started with.

Solved the problem by replacing the Belkin with a Trendnet TK-401R, which works flawlessly. -- J.W.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 09:01 PM   #3
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heh damnit lol I can't get a new one I'm poor :P
 
Old 04-04-2004, 09:36 PM   #4
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Try a different mouse.... Yeah, same KVM and same system, but different mice types (both the XFree config type and the actual hardware) respond differently to being switched.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 09:59 PM   #5
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heh damnit lol I can't get a new one I'm poor :P
Well, maybe this is a signal that it's time for you to dump Windows and go 100% with Linux -- J.W.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 04:27 PM   #6
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I'm gettin' close to that
 
Old 05-27-2004, 10:29 AM   #7
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Check if you are using a PS/2 -> USB converter

All of my KVM problems went away when I noticed that the actual mouse I was using was connected to the
KVM through one of those PS/2 (round plug) to USB (rectangle plug) converters.

I found another mouse that didn't need the converter, but still has the wheel and everything works great.

For me the IMPS/2 didn't matter and getting rid of the scroll wheel in XF86Config didn't help but getting that converter out of the way made everything work like magic.

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