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unless your talking about a software controlled kvm that's a load of crap. its a box with a switch in it. it cares nothing for your os. you can use them with mac, linux or windows or all 3 vga is vga, ps/2 is ps/2 they have nothing at all to do with what software your running.
Not quite right, the KVM needs to emulate a keyboard and mouse when you switch or those devices will be disconnected. The problem is most cheap KVMs only emulate a two button, no wheel mouse and when you switch back that confuses the @#$% out of X Windows.
Sorry I don't have a recommendation for you, however, as I've learned to live with my cheapo KVM -- the trick is switching to a CLI session (Ctrl-Alt-F1) and then back to X (Ctrl-Alt-F7) whenever it freaks, forcing X to reinit the device.
My experience: Years ago I had a Belkin 2 port, running Windows on one machine and Linux on the other. I could always successfullyswitch *one time* over to the other machine, but could never switch back. It didn't matter whether I went from Linux to Windows, or Windows to Linux, it was always a one-way trip. This was frustrating in the extreme.
I solved the problem by replacing the Belkin with a Trendware 4 port. -- J.W.