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Re: Off Topic: can anyone recommend a USB KVM



     The only type of KVM switch I've ever had that worked was one that
was all PS/2 and it worked just like the old A/B parallel printer switch
boxes. Sadly, I sold that KVM switch to some one some time back, because
there are times that I wish I still had it.

Jim

On Mon, 2008-01-21 at 15:45 +1030, Tim wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-01-20 at 11:16 -0500, Claude Jones wrote:
> > Most USB based KVM's require PS2 keyboard and mouse, and they connect
> > to the client machines via USB - those generally work, though, with
> > caveats.
> 
> Not when I've looked.  Most KVMs were either all PS/2 or all USB, inputs
> and outputs.  Ones that were a converter in the middle were the least
> common available products, around here.
> 
> After watching a friend's woes with all USB, all PS/2, and one that
> converted (three different models and brands), I'm not enamoured with
> the technology.  It seems such a basic thing to do, yet they all managed
> it so badly.  Looking at some of the behaviour of them (dim and
> flickering indicator lights, oddball behaviour when some PC was off or
> booting, etc.), I'd say that any KVM that allowed you to power it
> independently, instead of from the host PCs, might be an improvement.
> 
> -- 
> (This computer runs FC7, my others run FC4, FC5 & FC6, in case that's
>  important to the thread.)
> 
> Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.
> I read messages from the public lists.
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