Need KVM switch that works!

MrVegas

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Jun 4, 2005
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I am trying to run a G5 and a PC from my Mac keyboard, PC mouse and monitor. I bought a Belkin switch but the numeric keypad on the Mac keyboard craps out when running Excel on the PC.

Can anybody recommend a specific KVM switch that works right?
 

superbovine

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MrVegas said:
I am trying to run a G5 and a PC from my Mac keyboard, PC mouse and monitor. I bought a Belkin switch but the numeric keypad on the Mac keyboard craps out when running Excel on the PC.

Can anybody recommend a specific KVM switch that works right?
http://www.connectpro.com/kvm_usb.htm

even the fancy usb keyboard buttons work on mac, pc, and linux.
 

zen.state

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Mar 13, 2005
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I have an iogear usb version that works great. has audio also and was only 90$ canadian (75$ us).

it works very simple. just hold f12 down for like 1 - 1.5 sec then capslock light flashes till you make a system choice which is done by pressing 1 or 2+enter. what I like most about it is that it keeps the screen position and everything else just the way I want it on both systems.
 

dsharits

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Jun 19, 2004
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zen.state said:
I have an iogear usb version that works great. has audio also and was only 90$ canadian (75$ us).

it works very simple. just hold f12 down for like 1 - 1.5 sec then capslock light flashes till you make a system choice which is done by pressing 1 or 2+enter. what I like most about it is that it keeps the screen position and everything else just the way I want it on both systems.
I also have an IOGear KVM switch (the MiniView Micro USB Plus), and I can set it so that it will switch when I hit the Control key twice. By default it is set to switch when you hit Scroll Lock twice, but it cn be set to a bunch of different keys. I got it for $40 from Best Buy, and it has VGA, two USB ports and a 3.5 mm jack for audio (although it is only left and right channels, it won't support a 2.1 sound systems).