[lug] SuSE v9.0 mouse strangeness

Record, James N james.n.record at lmco.com
Mon Nov 10 09:10:38 MST 2003

Which model of NTI KVM are you using.


Message: 13
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 16:09:15 -0700
From: Michael Belanger <mrb at ciclops.org>
To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
Subject: Re: [lug] SuSE v9.0 mouse strangeness
Reply-To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us

Tis an important step.. Having both gpm and X using the mouse resources
doesn't sit well with Belkin KVM's.
I was told by the good folks at 'http://www.kvms.com' that Belkin KVM's
have a lot of 'logic' built into them.. 
they are not straight-through connections.. they try very hard to
emulate a Microsoft PS/2 mouse regardless of whay 
you have connected... For some reason, some linux mouse drivers can't
communicate with the mouse properly.

I ended up sending one of the Belkin KVM's back and getting a NTI KVM..
that is more of a straight-through 
connection.. works like a champ with linux/windows/sun/ and whatever
else you want to connect.  It just isn't as 
pretty as the Belkin.

Belkin KVM's, IMHO, are almost solely designed for Windows machines --
regardless of what they say on their 
website.  Also, calling their tech support was like calling someone
randomly out of a phonebook for help.. Good 
luck (if it IS a Belkin).


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