Problem with keyboard when waking from sleep (with KVM)

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    GenesisST

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    Hello all,

    I have this problem with my iMac and a USB-KVM switch (iogear) where the keyboard does not seem to work when I wake the computer from sleep mode.

    The mouse works. But I have to unplug the keyboard (the Apple one) from the KVM and plug it again and voilà, it works!

    I could not find a similar problem in the current threads, so sorry if this is a duplicate of one that I could not find.

    Thanks!
     
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    GenesisST

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    Hello again,

    I noticed that with my PC's keyboard I do not have the problem.

    Could it be that there is a slight difference in the signals from the keyboards that may influence the switch? I hope not, I like the Apple keyboard, except that I do not have the context menu button when in Windows... But not matter, I prefer the Apple keyboard than that button, I can use the mouse :)

    But, I did notice that the USB connector of the Apple keyboard is somewhat loose in the KVM's USB port. I will try to connect that keyboard to a USB cable extender and plug that into the KVM to see.

    Results of that later, crying baby needs daddy... :)
     
  3. GenesisST thread starter macrumors 68000

    GenesisST

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    With the USB extension, it works well. The keyboard connector is tight in the
    extension, which is tight in the KVM.

    [Edit]: Not really, I had the problem again this morning... :-(

    Is it a known problem with the Apple keyboard or have I just got a bad one, and thus exchanged it?

    Thanks.
     

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