[Novalug] KVM Switch : Hardware problem?
Andrew Scott Beals
andrew.beals at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 13:11:52 EDT 2011
I've had one of the Trendnet 4port USB ones (with audio) for about six months now. I have seen it go flakey in that it appears not to take keyboard or mouse input (regular flat Dell keyboard and I think a Logitech optical mouse) but still faithfully switching video (I don't use the audio switcher side of it) … and suddenly start working again. I think that the right answer is to power all of the connected systems off of the same UPS to avoid any power issues. I've had issues with it even though it was attached to computers powered on the same house circuit (not UPSed).
If you have it hooked up to a live system, dmesg | grep KVM for a giggle.
On Mar 31, 2011, at 11:57 AM, Beartooth wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Mar 2011, Jay Hart wrote:
>> Yes, it could be all three.
>> here are a few more:
>> 1. Condition of power being supplied to unit
>> 2. Condition of grounding
>> 3. Source you got them from
>> 4. lightening
>> 5. etc
> I took it back to the shop; got a replacement; shut
> everything down, connected back up (with all the same cables);
> booted; and now all three are usable at once again. And I'll also
> connect the new one this weekend, when John get it put together.
> Then we'll see if this new switch lasts.
> Beartooth Senectoflatuloid, Neo-Redneck, Linux Convert
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