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Re: KVM switch problem



On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 10:03 -0800, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> I've been trying to get a Belkin USB KVM switch to work with two FC6
> boxes.  The top of the KVM unit has a pair of illuminated buttons that
> are used to manually switch the peripherals from one system to the
> other.  It seems this would be straightforward but it's not.  The
> keyboard, monitor and mouse work fine when just one system is physically
> plugged into the switch.  But with both systems connected to it the
> switch seems to have a mind of its own and goes back and forth between
> the boxes as soon as I start using the keyboard or mouse.  Often both
> buttons on the switch are illuminated, as if it were trying to deal with
> input from both systems.
> 
> Has anyone had a problem like this?  Is there a workaround?
> 
> Thanks for the help! -- Jerry 
> 
Hi, Jerry,
	I had a similar switch, but I had a different problem and had to
replace it.  It just would not be recognized at boot time.  I currently
have a switch from Radio Shack that uses the conventional keyboard and
mouse.  It seems to work OK, and I'll bet it is Belkin in its heart as
well.

	However, about your problem.  Check your cables.  One or both may not
be grounded, and that will cause noise that the switch may not be able
to deal with.

Regards,
Les H


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