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Old 06-29-2004, 09:22 AM   #1
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Video problem with KVM switch


Hello, I've got a Linux box (RedHat 8.0) and a PC and I bought one of those cheap KVM switches (Linxel or something). Problem is, once I boot into the X-window system of RedHat, I get a black screen and blurb about "video not supported" or something...

Are there drivers that I'd need to make this work? Or should I return the switch box and get something that works?

NO, I do not want to partition hard drives; I need two machines. Thanks.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 10:33 AM   #2
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Without the KVM will it work ?
Try to boot without switching, till X is up and running.

Some videocard check if the monitor is responding, so it's importend that the monitor is switched to it.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 10:43 AM   #3
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Thanks, yes it works without the switch--I got the switch so I could free some desk space.

I did boot without switching--once it hit the XWindows system (it showed all the startup plain text), it went black with the message, so it knows the monitor is there, it just won't display anything when it hits XWindows
 
Old 06-30-2004, 11:47 AM   #4
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*bump*
 
Old 07-01-2004, 10:00 AM   #5
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Maybe is the resolution to high for the switch ?

Another question: Must it be hardware ? Can't it be done by remote login, vnc, ... ?
 
Old 07-01-2004, 10:35 AM   #6
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Good idea. I'll check it out. I suppose I could network the two machines and remote over...

I think it would still be "easier" to just switch between the two.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 10:56 AM   #7
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If they are in the same room, yes. But if you got it once running over net, you have no limit ;-)
 
  


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