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Date:      Tue, 20 Jan 2009 18:53:34 -0600
From:      Bobby <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: kvm switch
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In-Reply-To: <20090121063811.GA21360@kokopelli.hydra>
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On Wednesday 21 January 2009 12:38:12 am Chad Perrin wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 08:16:28PM -0800, Kendall Shaw wrote:
> > Do you have a kvm switch that does mouse and keyboard emulation and know
> > that it works with freebsd?
> >
> > I have an iogear kvm switch from around the last time I asked this
> > question here years back, that has usually worked with linux, netbsd,
> > openbsd, macos and windows. Back then to work with freebsd, each time I
> > switched away and back I would login remotely and issue a command to get
> > freebsd to recognize the keyboard again.
> >
> > The newer version of my kvm switch says it has mouse and keyboard
> > emulation, but I can't get a straight answer out of them if that means
> > the OS can tell that they keyboard has disconnected or not. Do you know?
> > Or do you know of a KVM switch, that does that and is suitable for an
> > impoverished person's home computing needs?
> >
> > Also, I read someone's comment on newegg that the mouse emulation only
> > emulates 2 buttons. Do you know if that is true?

I am using a Trendnet TK-207 USB switch and it works very well with my system.  
It switches between FreeBSD and Vista, and I use a zBoard keyboard with my 
mouse plugged in through the keyboard.  I don't have any problems with this 
KVM, it works greaat.

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