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Old 12-30-2004, 01:21 PM   #1
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KVM + Grub = keyboard not usable

I have an IOGear KVM switch that I use to switch between my Mac and WinXP/FedoraCore machine. The KVM switch works fine once I boot up to Fedora Core but the problem/pain is when I want to select a different distro in Grub on initial boot.

The WinXP/Fedora Core machine will boot to the GRUB screen where I can choose WinXP/Fedora Core/Gentoo or Mandrake but the keyboard won't work. If I plug in an ordinary USB keyboard it will allow me to select what I want to boot into and then I quickly unplug the USB keyboard and all is fine.

Any workaround to this besides having to plugin an additional keyboard and unplug it just to select what I want to boot into?



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