KVM FYI

Tom Diehl tdiehl at rogueind.com
Sun Jun 20 20:02:56 UTC 2004


On Sun, 20 Jun 2004, Scot L. Harris wrote:

> On Sun, 2004-06-20 at 15:04, Tom Diehl wrote:
> > On Mon, 21 Jun 2004, Colin Charles wrote:
> > 
> > > On Tue, 2004-06-15 at 10:16, Dwaine Castle wrote:
> > > 
> > > > I've never received a reply from the vendor about FC2 support, but at least
> > > > one user speaks highly of this product.
> > > 
> > > KVM's are usually software agnostic - they should "just work"
> > 
> > It would be nice if that were true. Upgrading to the latest kernel
> > for fc2 broke my mouse. Switching back to the old one fixes it again.
> > It is broken in both X and the text console. Moving the mouse slightly
> > causes it to jump all over the screen. I would put it in bugzilla except
> > I know they will just close it and say kvm's are unsupported. Personally
> > I think that stinks but who am I. They want to appeal to enterprise customers
> > but will not support a piece of hardware that is used by 99% of enterprise 
> > customers. Yes I know this is Fedora core but the attitude is the same for
> > RHEL.
> > 
> > Just my $.02
> > 
> > Tom
> 
> Have you tried the following fix for the jumping mouse/kvm problem? 
> Posted this earlier this month.  Worked for several other people and I
> have since tried out on my stuff and works here also.
> 
> 
> 
> Have seen this problem as well on the Belkin KVMs.  
> 
> I came across this item on another list.  Have not tried it myself but
> it sounds like it fixed a few peoples problems with this.
> 
> 
> http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-test-list/2004-February/msg00739.html
> 
> They say to put psmouse.proto=bare on the kernel command line or
> proto=bare on the psmouse module command line.

This gets the mouse working again but no wheel. :-(

> There was some discussion of two other options imps and exps.  exps
> apparently causes the mouse jumping problem.  imps appears to get a
> mouse with a wheel working as expected.

No wheel.


Regards,

Tom





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