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By garrettf ·
We have a swith box for four cpus. Recently, the mouse frozen up on the computers attached. We have to reboot each, to get the mouse active again.

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by leo.valmores In reply to mouse driver problem

If the switch box is of mechanical type and your mouse connection to the CPUs are of PS/2 types, then I suggest that you change the switch box to a newer one offering electronic switching. Mouse ports, especially those PS/2 types have 5 Vdc in its connection and could possibly caused or effected your CPU.

Alternatively, since it is a server; I strongly recommend that you buy mouse device for each CPU and just leave the keyboard and/or video connected to the switcher.

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by garrettf In reply to mouse driver problem

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by McKayTech In reply to mouse driver problem

This is a pretty classic problem with low-end switch boxes (particularly mechanical ones)that do not electronically emulate an active mouse on the serial or PS/2 interface. It's really not a mouse driver problem, per se, but results from the interruption of the mouse connection.

The best solution is an electronic kvm switch from a reliable vendor. I'm very fond of my Belkin OmniView switchboxes but I also like the TrippLite devices.

I know they seem expensive, but when you consider the alternate scenarios of 4 monitors, 4 keyboards, 4 mice, power and space, it usually ends up being a good investment.

paul

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by garrettf In reply to mouse driver problem

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by Izz In reply to mouse driver problem

Well, before jumping into buying a new switch, please would u try to press the "Scroll Lock" button twice before switching. I have read about this and they say it is a solution from some freezing mouse problems. If it didn't work for you, then you will have to buy a new switch.

Hope it works

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by Izz In reply to mouse driver problem

Here's how it works. Instead of reaching a few feet over to hit the
channel button on the KVM switch (thereby changing the system I control
from my single keyboard, mouse, and monitor), I press the [Scroll Lock]
key twice in rapid succession until the KVM switch beeps. Then I hit
the Up Arrow key to proceed to the next system. It's a gem of a
shortcut. Hopefully, you'll think so, too.

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