I am a writer, developer, futurist, and one-half of the Knotty Geeks podcast.
Interests: Astronomy, newLISP, Science Fiction.
Sun Mar 31 02:26:37 2002
However, here comes the weirdness. I use a MS Intellimouse Optical 5 button mouse. Worked perfectly, but with this new KVM it pretty much ignores all input from the 4th and 5th button's, causing it to behave just as a 3 button scroll mouse. This only irratates me in 2 ways, the primary, and most importantly, is I use the 4th button for going back one page, and having to go up to the upper left corner is *really* slowing down my one handed web surfing. Actually, it's just annoying me. What I think is happening is the KVM is simulating a mouse on the PS/2 port, and it's simulation isn't programmed for 3 buttons ( pretty much to keep sending a ps/2 mouse signal to the non selected computer so it won't go batshit )...
Any ideas on how I can fix this?
I have tried installing the MS drivers and 'forcing' it as a 5 button, but that fails, it always defaults to standard on a bootup.
One solution I don't really want to do is use 2 mice, I will if I have to, but I find the ease of 1 mouse/keyboard/monitor is really nice.
Other than that, this Vastech 4 port KVM is really sweet, not capable of huge resolutions, but adequete for my meager needs. Keyboard swapping ( sadly no software swap, but I can live with that, just need to place it in close range to a toe I guess ), and no noticeable lag on keyboard/mouse inputs. I'm fairly happy except for the mouse issue.
Sun Mar 31 07:03:30 2002
It is something with the lack of fully supporting differing voltages across the KVM...
Sun Mar 31 09:30:01 2002
Sun Mar 31 15:49:45 2002
Oh well, just have to live with it, not too terribly annoying.