[ubuntu-uk] KVM switch - suggestions?
ammonius.grammaticus at gmx.co.uk
Wed Feb 18 19:44:19 GMT 2009
Andrew Oakley wrote:
> I use the Zonet KVM3004, 14 quid including 4 sets of cables:
> It's old-school VGA and PS/2 connectors. It works well with a PS2->USB
> convertor and copes well with resolutions up to 1280x1024 @ 75Hz.
Just in case anyone's interested...
Eclipse Computers delivered the Zonet switch and a couple of PS2>USB
converters today - only a day after I'd ordered them, even though I'd
opted for 3-5 day delivery. Pretty impressive. The switch works well
with my Ubuntu and Debian boxes that have PS2 sockets, using a PS2
keyboard and a USB>PS2 converter on my Logitech Trackman. And as you
say, Andrew, at £13.74 (inc 15% VAT) for a four-port switch and four
2-metre VGA+Mouse+keyboard cable sets this an amazing deal.
My newer, USB-only Dell 5150 (Hardy) was less happy trying to deal with
a USB mouse connected to the switch by means of a USB>PS2 converter as
well as having a PS2>USB connector at the other end of the cable. (It
seemed to think the signals coming from the mouse were characters being
typed on a keyboard.) I guess I could fix this eventually, but I don't
really need to just now -- so I've left this box attached to its own
monitor, mouse and keyboard.
Great recommendation, Andrew. Thanks again.
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