>Hi Folks ...
>I'm using a Belkin OmniView 2-Port KVM switch to move between Windows
>2000 and Linux 7. When I switch from Linux to Windows and back, I lose
>my mouse. How can I re-initialize the mouse, or set Linux or X Windows
>to automatically re-initialize my mouse after a KVM switch?
>I have tried the Ctl-Alt-F1 and Ctl-Alt-F7 combo, to no avail.
>Is there a way to forcibly stop and restart gpm, which appears to be
>controlling the PS/2 mouse? Is there an entry I can make in the
>XF86Config file to change the current settings?
>Thanks in advance ...
>Stephen G. McDowell
If this a mechanical switch or an electronic one? e.g. do you have to
turn a switch or press a button or can you switch using hotkeys?
If its a mechanical switch, excuse the terminology, but you're
basically screwed, if its one of the electronic ones, talk to KVM
because it should be working.
BTW: The difference here is that the mechanic switches physically
change the connections between the device and the host(s) therefore
XWindows/Win2000 loose communication with the device(s). (BTW: if
you're in text mode on the Linux box, you can always kill gpm and
restart it). If its a electronic switch, it should continue to send
the necessary information to the "disconnected" host(s) to keep them