[lug] SuSE v9.0 mouse strangeness

Michael Belanger mrb at ciclops.org
Mon Nov 10 13:04:23 MST 2003

NTI 2-Port Universal Multi-Platform KVM Switch
Part #:  ST-2U

Record, James N wrote:
> Which model of NTI KVM are you using.
> Jim
> 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).
> -M
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Michael R. Belanger
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