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Description of problem:
Using Belkin 4 port ps2/vga hub. Allows to connect to pc towers with one
mouse, one monitor and one keyboard. If I switch to the other system then
back, I lose control of mouse. Windows flash, programs execute as mouse moves
around on it's own. Same thing happens if only use the hub with the keyboard
and monitor and plug a mouse directly into the PS2 port. Correctsable with
reboot or with ctrl + ALT + backspace
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. with belkin hub system desribed above, change to other system hitting
button on hub.
2.Change back to linux system
3.watch the mouse freak out
Actual Results: Lost mouse control.
Expected Results: system should respond as normal. Should be able to switch
between boxes with no interuption.
Found a lot of people with similar trouble - google search for "KVM switch
mouse goes crazy with linux" (without the quotes)
Found fix on google - "If you're working in X-Windows, hit Ctrl+Alt+[F1-F6] to
go to a virtual console, and then Alt+F7 to return to X. If you're at a
console, do the opposite: Hit Alt+F7 to jump to X-Windows, then Ctrl+Alt+[F-
console number] to return." from www-net.cs.umass.edu/cs591_fall02/faq.html
Changing component to XFree86.
This problem may, or may not be able to be worked around via software hacks.
If it is possible, and it may not be, it would require physical access to
both the problematic KVM switch and the exact mouse model (or some mouse
model) which is observing this behavior.
You may wish to file a bug report about this problem upstream at
http://bugs.xfree86.org in case someone in the larger community whom has this
hardware and is able to reproduce the problem might be able to also produce
an XFree86 software hack workaround.
Closing this bug as a duplicate of our KVM master bug. Please read through
the master bug report for complete details about KVM related problems and
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76124 ***
Oops, I got the wrong bug dupe above. It is this one:
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 89948 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.