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Date:      Mon, 19 Jan 2009 23:48:19 -0500
From:      Brad Mettee <>
Subject:   Re: kvm switch
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We use a Belkin OmniView Pro3, 8 port model. It handles PS/2 and USB and 
works fine with FreeBSD (and Windows). I've never seen it screw up the 
mouse or keyboard through hundreds of changes. (4 port model)

You buy cables as you need them in pairs of PS/2 or USB. One cable supports 
two computers.

At 11:16 PM 1/19/2009, you 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?
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