KVM causes keyboard and mouse to freeze
Posted on 2006-11-15
I recently purchased a Belkin KVM to allow convenient access to 3 computers. Unfortunately, I am consistently finding that the "K" and the "M" of the KVM consistently freeze when I try to switch to one of the 3 machines. This is particularly frustrating because the particular machine that it is freezing on is the most critical one (Dell Server with Windows Server Small Business Edition). I am using the buttons on the front to switch between the computers, and even after the server mouse/keyboard hang, I can still switch to either of the other 2 machines and they continue to work no problem. All three computers are Dell and I'm using a Dell keyboard, video and mouse for the console. Two of the computers (incl. the server) have PS/2 Keyb/Mouse and the other is using USB. The only solution that seems to work when the server freezes is to "kill" it with the power switch -- not good.
This KVM idea is suddenly not so convenient anymore...