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Two Questions

On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 08:31:47AM -0500, Matt Brodeur wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 08:10:22AM -0500, David Kramer wrote:
> > To expand on Jerry's answer, there are two classifications of KVM switches.  
> > The passive kind are little more than a big messy switch.  The active kind 
> > try to emulate the K, V, and M to the unselected computers so they don't 
> > think their peripherals were yanked out all of a sudden.  Windows *hates* 
> > that.
>    It's more than just Windows.  PS/2 mouse ports weren't intended to
> be hot-swappable, and the fact that it works with most modern computers
> is probably more luck than anything else.  I gave up on physical

Actually, changes were made explicitly to support reconnection. When a
motherboard maker specifies an 8042-functional equivalent, "hot swap"
is one of the available features.

Some of the newest chips are actually zero-power when not receiving
data: the incoming signal from keyboard or mouse wakes them up.


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