Problems recognizing USB Mouse with KVM Switch (Windows XP and 2000)
Posted on 2003-11-06
I recently installed a generic USB KVM 2-port switch (specific hardware list below). I have a laptop running XP and a desktop running 2000 and one monitor, keyboard, and mouse being shared between the two. I connected the USB mouse and PS2 keyboard to the front of the KVM, but my machines are having difficulty recognizing the mouse on startup. I've switched the selector back and forth between the two machines, but it's still not recognized. I finally had to unplug the mouse and connect it directly to the machine I want to use.
Any help would be appreciated.
Generic USB KVM 2-port switch w/ 4 USB ports (one used by mouse)
HP Pavilion ZE5000 laptop w/ Mobility M6 32MB video card
Microsoft Natural Multimedia PS/2 Keyboard
Logitech USB Mouse
Windows XP Pro and Windows 2000 Pro