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Re: KVM switch problem



On Tue January 30 2007, Tim wrote:
> Watching this thread, and the woes that a friend has gone through with a
> KVM on his Windows boxes, I begin to wonder if the problem is down to a
> lack of power to run the devices.  Perhaps some PCs are a bit lacking in
> what they'll supply out their ports, and the KVMs are a bit demanding.
> Certainly some PCs won't do a wake up from the keyboard, for power
> reasons (some have jumpers to change power to the port, for that reason,
> some don't).

I wondered about that for different reasons - the one that was recommended to 
me to replace the Belkin I had, which was powered by a wall wart, was only 
powered by the USB bus. It's a little tiny IOGear shaped like a sort of 
triangle, with four cable sets hard-molded into the back of it. That little 
tiny KVM has lived in back of my monitors for the better part of three years 
now and I've never had a problem with - it's had a lot of different hardware 
and operating systems thrown at it, and it always works - the other issue I 
used to have with my older Belkin was poor hi-rez video performance - I run 
most of my stuff at 1600X1200 and that was a big deal - there was video 
distortion that was directly related to the rez, and I could cure it by down 
rezzing my graphic card settings. The little IOGear is rated at higher rez 
than what I use, and I've put my laptop on it, which runs at 1920X1200, and 
it didn't falter. 

-- 
Claude Jones
Brunswick, MD, USA


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