From: thrawn <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Date: Thursday, August 19, 2004 6:18 am
> Hi, > > I have just brought this KVM switch: > http://www.level1.com/products3.php?sklop=20&id=590430 > > But Im having major problems with getting the mouse to work under > FreeBSD. Even the keyboard does not work sometimes. This KVM switch > has > support for hotkey and also supports emulation on both mouse and > keyboard. > When I boot up my system and see the BIOS on the computer the > keyboard > works just fine. Then when it continues to boot and comes to the > loader, > it still works. And the it starts to load the kernel. But then when > i > get to the login prompt the keyboard does not work. > > And sometimes even thought I stay with the computer the hole boot > process I can't even use the keyboard. So I have to use ssh to > login to > the computer and make it reboot to regain the keyboard. I have also > tried to change the cables but I get the same results. And It works > with > no problems under Windows XP Pro. > > The system that im using is FreeBSD 5.2.1-p9, at least on this system. > > I have also two other computers that Im running FreeBSD-stable on. > On > one of my FreeBSD-stable machines I have hade a working mouse under > X > Windows System (Xorg latest from ports). > > But then I rebooted the system and when I started xdm, it found the > mouse but when I move it around It didn't move like it should. It > took > some seconds before it moved and it did not move like it should, > jumps > several ramdom cm/inches on the screen (Perhaps in the direction > that I > move the mouse im not sure). Its on usable in other words. > > I have also tryied to use moused under FreeBSD but I get the same > fault/problem. I also have a problem if I do not have this machine > selected when I boot. Then when I switch to it when the boot of the > FreeBSD system has complete, The screen on the monitor just blinks. > > Still the keyboard works because I can press two times Left Ctrl > and > then 1 to 4 to change the computer Im controlling. This I can not > do > with the FreeBSD 5.2.1-p9 system I can only see the screen but have > to > change the computer im controlling by pressing the button on the > switch box. > > I have tried to remove the cables and put them back again. But that > does > not help, the only solution I can see is to reboot the system and > let it > boot with it selected. I have also booted up with the mouse > directly > connected to the computer. Then when the system boot was completed > I > moved the mouse around to see that it did work. After that I > plugged > back the cable from the switch in to the computers mouse port. And > the > plugged the mouse back in the switch box, that did not work either. > > I have also added flags to both psm0 and atkbd in my kernel config: > > # atkbdc0 controls both the keyboard and the PS/2 mouse > device atkbdc0 at isa? port IO_KBD > device atkbd0 at atkbdc? irq 1 flags 0x0 > device psm0 at atkbdc? irq 12 flags 0x0 > > I have also tried with the flags set to 0x100 on both atkbd0 and > psm0, > but that doesn't seem to make any diffrance. I have done this on my > FreeBSD 5.2.1-p9 box as well. I have also changed it in: > > /boot/device.hints > > But I don't get it working correctly either by that. > > Does anybody have a clue or have hade any similar problems and/or > who > could shine some light on this problem? > > Mvh Mattias Björk Aloha Mattias This all sounds familiar. I too had a lot of trouble with a KVM switch. Actually, I tried two with the same problem you are alluding to. I came to the conclusion that the mouse will not work through the KVM switch using FBSD, or at least I never got it to. I have two computers that are both running 5.2.1 I have connected a mouse directly to each computer. I still had to shutdown both computers and connect the cables for the monitor and keyboard from each to the KVM. I also connected and old mouse to the output of the KVM. With all this connected, I then powered up both computers. All seems to work fine with the inconvenience of having to use 2 meese. I seldom have to go into one fo the computers, so I can live with it. This is probably not the answer you were looking for but you were also looking for others who had problems. Best of Luck Robert _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"