On Tuesday 30 January 2007 16:38, Les wrote: > On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 10:03 -0800, Gerhard Magnus wrote: > > I've been trying to get a Belkin USB KVM switch to work with two FC6 > > boxes. The top of the KVM unit has a pair of illuminated buttons that > > are used to manually switch the peripherals from one system to the > > other. It seems this would be straightforward but it's not. The > > keyboard, monitor and mouse work fine when just one system is > > physically plugged into the switch. But with both systems connected > > to it the switch seems to have a mind of its own and goes back and > > forth between the boxes as soon as I start using the keyboard or > > mouse. Often both buttons on the switch are illuminated, as if it > > were trying to deal with input from both systems. > > > > Has anyone had a problem like this? Is there a workaround? > > > > Thanks for the help! -- Jerry > > Hi, Jerry, > I had a similar switch, but I had a different problem and had to > replace it. It just would not be recognized at boot time. I currently > have a switch from Radio Shack that uses the conventional keyboard and > mouse. It seems to work OK, and I'll bet it is Belkin in its heart as > well. > > However, about your problem. Check your cables. One or both may not > be grounded, and that will cause noise that the switch may not be able > to deal with. > > Regards, > Les H KVM switches typically do not mix well with USB mice or keyboards from my experience. I suggest PS2 type devices only. -- Andreas (Andy) Roddau --- Linux User #434932 This email message is intended solely for the consumption, annoyance or amusement of the addressee/s. Anyone else who comes across this text by chance or purpose does so at their own risk. Andy's thought of the day ... Hard work won't kill you, but why chance it.