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KVM Switch

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ari Strauch, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. Ari Strauch

    Ari Strauch Guest

    Would someone be able to recommend me a good, affordable kvm switch?
     
    Ari Strauch, Feb 9, 2004
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    Ron Cook Guest

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    Linksys and Zonet market good, affordable KVM switches.

    They're not fancy, and they're not the most beautiful products I've ever
    seen, but they work as claimed.

    If you're running a Linux-style system the Linksys may be the better choice.
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    Ron Cook, Feb 9, 2004
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    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <<>> Ron Cook
    Out of curiosity, why is that? What's the difference?
     
    DevilsPGD, Feb 10, 2004
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    Ron Cook Guest

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    Under some Linux distributions the X-server seems to have issues with some
    KVM switches.

    The observed effect is that either the mouse pointer disappears or becomes
    erratic when the desired machine is selected.
    (My understanding is that this is related to the mouse emulation circuitry
    within the KVM switch.)

    This is an effect that shows up only in graphics mode under Linux. I've
    never seen any indication that console / terminal mode is affected.

    In fact, a work-around was to switch to an another terminal session
    (CTL-ALT-F3 for example), then operate the KVM switch.
    The X session would be reslected (CTL-ALT-F7) when returning to the machine.

    This got really old after about seven minutes.

    A Linksys four-port switch did not exhibit this behavior; Belkin and a
    different brand of six-port did.

    Under Windows, DOS, or console systems there should be no difference.

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    Ron Cook, Feb 11, 2004
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    peter Guest

    i am an IT Professional and i work only with MINICOM KVM switches,
    they are the best . . . their KVM line of products is very stable and
    relaible.
     
    peter, Feb 23, 2004
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  6. Ari Strauch

    peter Guest

    i am an IT Professional and i work only with MINICOM KVM switches,
    they are the best . . . their KVM line of products is very stable and
    relaible.
     
    peter, Feb 23, 2004
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