>Has anyone had any success finding a KVM switch that works between Win98 and
>RedHat 6.0 machines? (ps/2 mouse and keyboard) I have tried 2 manual
>switches. Took them both back because they would lose the keyboard or mouse
>after a few switches. Just bought a Belkin OmniCube 2-port electronic
>switch. It seems pretty nice and works fine with the Win98 box but only the
>keyboard works for the Linux box. After startx, neither the keyboard or
>mouse will work. All I can do is telnet in and shutdown.
>Has anybody else seen these problems, found solutions, or have any ideas?
I use a Raritan Compu-Switch (model DDS1314) 4-channel unit. with great
success. It uses keep-alives to keep each OS fooled into thinking the actual
device (mouse or keyboard) is still "there", even when toggled over to another
It's a pricey unit (~$590 U.S.), and cables are 6.5' ~$45, 13' ~$55
This is still much MUCH better than trying to make room for a bunch of
monitors, keyboards, and mice (not to mention the needed power outlets, etc.)
You can get the Raritan from DataComm Warehouse.
Have fun. :)
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio