Art Alexion on 17 Jul 2008 09:28:51 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] keyboard dies

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 11:28 AM, Eric <> wrote:
> Art:
> Which KVM are you using and how old is it?

Trendnet TK-407, about a year old.

> How often does this happen?

Twice a week.

> Is the keyboard frozen for all computers on the KVM or just the Kubuntu
> system?

Just the Kubuntu system.

> Try the keyboard (or several) without the KVM (I know, requires multiple
> keyboards and is a true P.I.T.A!) but this allows you to isolate the KVM
> as the problem or not.
> I use a Belkin OmniView SE 4 port.  I have not experienced the problem
> you describe but I have an annoying "glitch" with the wheel in my mouse
> that I'm trying to diagnose (for a year now.)  Someday I'll post the xev
> output here and see if anyone has further insight into it.  Perhaps I'll
> just replace my Logitech with a Microsoft mouse and see if the problem
> goes away :-(
> Eric
> Art Alexion wrote:
>> Distro Kubuntu Hardy
>> Running Compiz
>> KDE 3.5.9
>> Using KVM
>> Every once in a while, while I am working with the mouse, but not 
>> typing, keyboard input is suddenly ignored.  Nothing freezes.  Programs
>> respond to mouse input.  Switching computers with the KVM doesn't help.
>> Restarting the x-server restores the keyboard.
>> Google doesn't help me with this, but I could be using the wrong search 
>> to describe it.
>> Any ideas?

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