I have two computers one with freebsd and one with nt.
I want to use one keyboard and one mouse for both,
switching back and forth with a switch box. So I bought
a cheap ($16) switchbox with DIN-5? (the keyboard
plugs) and DB-9 connectors on it. Then with adapters
each computers PS-2 jacks for keyboard and mouse are
The mouse doesn't work on either, but the keyboard
works on and off. If I am in NT, and then switch to
freebsd, the keyboard no longer works until I unplug
it and plug it back in (when I switch all three keyboard
lights stay on until I unplug it, then it resets). The
reverse is not a problem, I can switch straight from
freebsd to NT and the keyboard continues to work.
Does anyone have experience with this? Should I try
buying another switchbox or is it hopeless?