thad.butterworth at hp.com
Fri May 7 08:57:15 PDT 2004
I've got a Belkin KVM as well. After some playing around with it I did
finally get it going and working. In my rc.conf file I have moused port as
"/dev/psm0" and my moused type as "auto".
I did have problems getting my scroll wheel to work, it would only work
about half the time. I eventually replaced my MS Intellimouse with a cheapo
optical mouse and all the scrolling problems went away. In both situations I
have found that when switching from one pc to another that the mouse would
at first jump around and randomly click on things when I came back to KDE on
BSD. I solved this by locking the screen and then when I come back to KDE,
moving the mouse around for a few seconds. It eventually stops jumping
around and settles into working quite nicely. Hope this helps.
Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 15:05:09 -0700
From: Gary Kline <kline at thought.org>
Subject: Re: KVM Switches
To: "Foster, ThomasX" <thomasx.foster at intel.com>
Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Message-ID: <20040506220509.GD73842 at tao.thought.org>
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Please excuse my top-posting. But again, the following
messages show why this list is a major *plus++.
I spent hours digging into various protocols trying
to figure out why my mouse went heywire on my new
platform. From what I read below, it may be my KVM
I've got a Belkin KVM, Logitech 3-buttom mouse, and IBM
keybd. Go figure...
On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 10:51:53AM -0700, Foster, ThomasX wrote:
> Does your mouse exhibit the behavior of spitting out sync errors from
> the console and sticking in the upper corner of your monitor?
> I had this exact problem with an Intellimouse Optical and an Apex
> Outlook KVM. There seems to be an issue with most KVMs not passing the
> protocol correctly when being switched, and psm has issues resyncing. I
> finally resolved the issue by adding the following flags to my device
> hints file for my specific kernel:
> I then enabled device hints in my kernel conf:
> hints "mycustomkernel.hints"
> I recompiled my kernel and have had no problems since. My mouse now
> works great between my FreeBSD server and my Linux Workstation on the
> Apex KVM.
> Hope this helps.
> Thomas Foster
> http://www.section6.net <http://www.section6.net/>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
<mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org> ] On Behalf Of Brent
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 8:42 AM
> To: 'Ron'; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: RE: KVM Switches
> I am willing to wager that it is the KVM switch itself that is the
> I have had a few problems KVM switches before.
> 1) We have a Compaq Proliant 1600. On certain KVMs, the keyboard world
> keystrokes. It was impossible to use. I switched the KVM out with a
> cheap 2
> port Hawking unit and it worked fine.
> 2) We have a Compaq KVM (a very expensive rack-mountable server class
> It works great, or so we thought. The other day, we swapped out a two
> mouse with a wheel-mouse. Guess what? Doesn't work at all. The mouse is
> fine, it just won't work through the expensive Compaq KVM.
> Are you using Compaq hardware at all? Maybe that is your problem :)
> Another thing to mention... When you are booting your FreeBSD box, make
> you are switched to that box and watch it boot. If you are switched to
> another computer when the mouse daemon loads, I have found that the
> won't function at all.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron [mailto:ron at icrsystems.net <mailto:ron at icrsystems.net> ]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 5:20 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.ORG
> Subject: KVM Switches
> Need information on how to get a KVM switch to work with the FreeBSD
> The Monitor and keyboard work fine but I have to hook a mouse directly
> the box for it to work.
> Ron Martin
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