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Date:      Mon, 19 Jan 2009 23:48:19 -0500
From:      Brad Mettee <bmettee@pchotshots.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: kvm switch
Message-ID:  <4.3.2.7.2.20090119234810.00b18088@mail.pchotshots.com>

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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.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817394048 (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?
>
>Kendall
>
>
>
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