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A KVM Switch and a missing mouse curser

By mark ·
I have a home network with 4 computers running on it. I have recently introduced a manaul Keyboard, Video, Mouse switch to reduce the clutter in my work room. The problem I have is that , when I switch from W2000 server or w2000 pro computers, then swithch back I lose the mouse curser. Keyboard and video control are all ok. The same problem doesn't occur when switching from or to NT4 Server or Workstation or win9x. all the mice are serial mice. Two of the servers are based on AT motherboards sochanging to PS/2 mice is not an option. I have also tried swapping the leads over and using different ports on the switch.
Any Ideas?

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A KVM Switch and a missing mouse curser

by shmaltz In reply to A KVM Switch and a missin ...

You didn't bother to mention what KVM you are using. So I'll work with what I got.
I don't understand why you assumed that you cannot use a PS/2 mouse since the motherboard is an AT motherboard.
You can use an adapter between a PS/2 mouse and a serial port so you can plug in the PS/2 mouse in an AT motherboard. Since the computer doesn't care where you plugged it in it will work (I have done it before).
I know that most KVM's work better with PS/2 mouse.

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A KVM Switch and a missing mouse curser

by mark In reply to A KVM Switch and a missin ...

The KVM switch is unbranded. I have had mixed results with PS/2 to serial converters on mice, they only work if they feel like it. My view on this is that I need to do something to edit a registry key to force windows to look for a mouse.

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