Re: FC1 and Belkin OmniView 4-port switch

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On Sat, 1 May 2004 23:58:43 -0400
Karl Hakmiller <karlh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> All,
> I came across a Belkin switch (OmniView) at CompUSA that permits running up to four computers using a single monitor, keyboard, mouse and speaker-set.  It sounds like a great space saver - I have an XP Home and an FC1 machine taking up most of the table space in my study - and it would be great to get rid of one of the monitors and such.
> But, I'm wondering if any listers have used this switch with a linux machine before I buy it.  I don't mind set-up problems if they can be overcome with a little patience and work but I've been burned a couple of times lately with hardware having installation software which is only written for Windows machines.
> Any comments would be welcome.

Thanks to all who replied to this query.  The space saving promised is
so significant that I'll give it a try and report the results back here.
Besides, CompUSA has a 14-day return policy :)

Karl L

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