Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62650
USB KVM switch won't share USB
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:39 EDT
Description of Problem:
When using a USB KVM switch to share a USB mouse and USB keyboard between a
desktop using RH 7.2 and a laptop running skipjack, all USB devices on the
desktop disappear and can't be enticed back.
When both were running enigma, everything worked.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install enigma on one machine
2. Install skipjack on the other
3. Use KVM switch to change to the skipjack machine
4. Switch back to the enigma machine
No more USB devices on the enigma machine. The two root hubs are there, but
Vendor Id: 0451
Product Id: 1446
Can you try the 2.4.18-0.12 kernel on both ?
There's supposed to be fixes for certain (broken) KVM's in that.
That fixed things. Works both when using the enigma kernel and the new kernel
on the desktop machine.