Adding a KVM, what should I be aware of?

Louis LeBlanc leblanc+freebsd at
Thu Mar 27 02:30:37 PST 2003

On 03/26/03 08:32 PM, Dragoncrest sat at the `puter and typed:
> 	I'm looking at adding a new KVM switch in the coming weeks.  I'm also 
> going to be installing Freebsd 5.0 on one of my new workstations.  Just 
> wondering what I should be aware of before installing the system and 
> putting it on the KVM.  I know some people have mentioned issues with that 
> before, so I wanted to be ready and aware of any and all issues so I could 
> nail them as they show up so I'm not ripping my hair out trying to solve 
> issues relating to my KVM switch.  Thanks!

If the machines on the KVM are all the same, you should have no
problem.  This is what I have at work.  At home, however, the hardware
is pretty varied (one factory Dell, the other is a frankenstein).  In
order to get it to work, I had to limit the KVM use to just the KV,
and hook two mice directly to the system.  Other than this, no

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