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Old 04-02-2004, 09:39 PM   #16
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I have the same setup, wMX700 DwUO, and a KVM

Yet my problem is different, I don't get q's, instead I get a w after I use the backspace, everytime I use the backspace.

Also the mouse fritz's when I switch sometimes. Kind of annoying, Prolly just going to buy a regular wkeyboar an mouse for my linux box, and screw the KVM.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 04:01 AM   #17
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I also have the same problem, not the letter q, but as others have stated, I get the letter w. The problem is a little more intricate but the same nonetheless:

K/M: Cordless MX Duo
KVM - Belkin 4 Port
OS': Windows XP + Red Hat 8.0

I have found that when only the Windows box is connected, it all works fine. The MX Duo works fine, even if plugged through the KVM. The second I boot up linux, and switch over to the Linux box I start to get the random w's. What's even stranger is, if I then change back to Windows, the previously fully functioning mouse, completely locks up. I have to logout and back in for it to 'reinitialise' and work again.

Now, i'm currently booted into RH 8.0 with the MX Duo connected through Port 2 on the KVM and the Windows box is shut down. It all works fine. It's only once I start to flick between the 2 boxes that it causes problems.

I'd be interested to know, if anybody at all has been able to successfully use the Cordless MX Duo, through a KVM with Linux.

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On a slighltly different, yet related problem. Has anyone managed to get the side buttons and scroll bar to work in RH 8.0 or any Linux for that matter? It's odd that the keyboard scroll works, but the mouse doesn't - I currently have it configured as a Generic 3 Button Mouse - any suggestions? I might give the posted XF86Config a go. Cheers.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 02:04 AM   #18
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...94#post1073594

Yea! I got one working great under Redhat 9 with a KVM switch. I just re-wrote the keyboard event generator to eat the garbage scancodes. After reading this thread I think I know what the problem is......

The battery status indicator. Under XP the Logitech software displays a battery status my guess is that the keyboard periodically sends status messages/scancodes (perhaps triggered by BackSpace) and this is the problem.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 12:09 PM   #19
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Belkin KVM

I have been having the same problem that all of you have been having with the eratic behavior of the mouse and keyboard. At first my problem was that i would switch to another port and my keyboard would not work, but my mouse would work great. Now i have switched and am using a microsoft keyboard and mouse combo. After the switch to the different keyboard/mouse combo my mouse is now acting crazy when i switch between computers, however, the only thig that i see has changed (other than the obvious) is the fact that now the USB--->PS/2 converter has switched to the mouse end of he cable. So i am thinking that the problem is the converter. I have also read this on the SuSe forum board. I am going to bestbuy after class tonight to get a new combo which does not have the converter and i will post back and let you know my findings.

also, my previous keyboad was logitech MX Duo.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 05:26 PM   #20
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Well i have come to the conclusion that this KVM is just a POS.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 09:42 AM   #21
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Well it's definately a case of MS Windows activating something funky in the keyboard which is causeing the 'w' s after I press the back space. It also changes the scancodes for the little scrollwheel & the Go & Back buttons.

I wonder if when the battery levels get lower I'll get a 'q' ;-)

The good news is the patches I wrote & posted in another thread solved all my problems & it now works perfectly. So if any one wants either the patches or Redhat 9 XFree86 rpm's let me know.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 12:51 AM   #22
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Hi jadx, I would love a copy of the patches you've got mate. That would be awesome!
I have Email, ICQ, AIM or MSN - let me know which is your favoured method and your details. Thanks heaps.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 11:52 PM   #23
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OK Rayxen

See the message thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...13#post1118813
 
Old 08-19-2004, 12:49 AM   #24
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Thanks mate, I shall check it out. I'm actually having more problems than before now. When I switch to the Linux box (RH) it all works fine at the moment (haven't tried your patch yet). Then when I switch back to Windows, I lose the mouse completely and can't get it back without a restart. If I then switch back to RH again the mouse is gone for good.

I'm about to give up on this whole KVM w/ the Logitech, it's simply not going to work. I think my best bet may be to buy another monitor, k/b + mouse. Hook up the 2 linux boxes with those and just leave the Logitech on the Windows box. Thanks, I'll try your patch as well.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 01:04 AM   #25
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I had similar problems but after downloading the latest drivers from Logitech and patching XFree86 it's all worked faultlessly for nearly a month now. I remember once I had to turn everything (all my computers & the KVM switch) off at the power points (not just at the computer) for things to start working properly. Thankfully that only happend once.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 01:11 AM   #26
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Hm... perhaps it will be worthwhile trying that. It will save me having to put another monitor on the desk. Well I've got the latest drivers that came on the CD, I'll check the website to see if their are new ones. I've actually got a new keyboard since my last problems. The copper contacts on the mouse wore out and the mouse would no longer charge in the base station. They sent me a whole new package.

I'll give it a go and hopefully it will all work. *Fingers Crossed* - thanks for the help and the patch.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 05:25 AM   #27
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Generally you can count on drivers shipped with products as being out of date. By the time the CD is cut, the product manufactured and shipped through wharehouses & the retail chain the drivers are most often superceeded.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 11:40 PM   #28
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Re: spurrious q's with linux

Quote:
Originally posted by vduarte
I removed the kvm switch and everything works peachy. Changing batteries on the wireless keyboard had no effect.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=120937

I just got the wireless keyboard and I can't use it at all on anything but the login screen. No "q" issue. I have a KVM switch, but even when I haven't switched I have this problem. The cursor just blinks when I type. The mouse, otoh, works fine.

Fedora Core 2

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