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Old 11-27-2003, 10:54 PM   #1
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problems with usb kvm

I am having problems with a usb kvm switchbox.

My specs:

old AT class dual pentium pro box, 392 megs of ram, couple of hard drives, and mandrake 9.1.

I do not have onboard usb (remember, AT class system) so i stuck an generic usb 1.1 card into the machine (pci).

I ran sbin\lspci and it shows this for the usb controller:

00:0d.0 USB Controller: Lucent Microelectronics USS-312 USB Controller (rev 10)

I have a generic 4 port usb kvm which has connected to it: a dell keyboard hub and a standard microsoft optical mouse and the old style logitech marble trackball (the mosue and trackball are connected to the keyboiard and the keuyboard is connected to the usb kvM).

My other systems work fine on the kvm (2 windows comptuers and a mac G3 system) however when i switch to the dual pentium pro box, none of the usb devices appear to work.

Also the kvm swtiich box has lights on the front which appear to blink when you switch to an inactive port (or a port that has a computer powered down to). When I switch to my windows/mac, the lights turn solid, but when I swtich to the mandrake box, the lights still blink.

What am I missing, I am a newbie also.. This is my first real foray into the linux world.

I am planning on building another box in the next week or so, its going to be a celeron 800 atx class system, will I have the same problems with the kvm or because it has onboard usb, will it work fine?

I do really want to get this dual pentium pro box working.. Help please! :-)


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