I'm using a Belkin OmniView SE 4-port PS/2 KVM switch at home to
toggle between my 4 Unix boxen.  The problem I'm having is that on the
machine running 5-CURRENT if I power on the system (or reboot) when
the active switch port is anything other than the BSD box the system boots
ok but I cannot log in or safely shut down from the console.  All keyboard/
mouse functions are inaccessible and I have to log in via ssh to shut it

This problem does not occur if the machine is running any other OS
Solaris 8, and linux 2.4) and I *do* recall it happening on another machine
that was running 4.2_Release.  I'm not a programmer :(, but IMO I'm guessing
that when the kernel initializes the console devices (kbd/mouse/vga) it is
it in a method that is incompatible with the emulation of the KVM switch...
Note that I do not have this problem with any of the other systems on this
running Solaris 8, 2x Linux (2.4.x), Windows 2000.

The only reference I've seen to a similar problem is this post:
If there is a simple fix that I'm unaware of, I'd love to know it.  If not
and it is an
open/unresolved issue I'd be more than happy to test fixes and give

Thanks to the hackers,


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