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I just ordered a G4 PowerMac. I can't afford a new monitor yet, so I would like to share a VGA monitor with my PC. However, I would like the PC and the PowerMac to also share the Mac's USB keyboard and mouse. What KVM switch would you recommend so my PC and PowerMac can share an old VGA LCD monitor and USB keyboard/mouse?...

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    I just ordered a G4 PowerMac. I can't afford a new monitor yet, so I
    would like to share a VGA monitor with my PC. However, I would like
    the PC and the PowerMac to also share the Mac's USB keyboard and
    mouse.

    What KVM switch would you recommend so my PC and PowerMac can share an
    old VGA LCD monitor and USB keyboard/mouse?
    imani_technology@yahoo.com Guest

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    In article <google.com>, com writes: 

    Have a look at http://www.rosel.com/ or http://us.daxten.com/ .

    But note that multi-platform switches are usually not cheap.

    Regards,
    Christoph Gartmann

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    In article <google.com>,
    com wrote:
     

    IOGear Miniview USB KVMP Switch works flawlessly, except the CD drawer
    key on your keyboard won't work. But you can install a menu item to open
    and close the CD drawer.

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    Thomas Guest

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    Thomas Russler wrote: 
    >
    >IOGear Miniview USB KVMP Switch works flawlessly, except the CD drawer
    >key on your keyboard won't work. But you can install a menu item to open
    >and close the CD drawer.[/ref]

    A couple of points:

    I second the IOGear; I have a 4-port and it's a dandy. Make sure you
    don't switch between machines too quickly, though, because the USB
    driver loading and unloading can get confused and cause a kernel panic,
    which s.

    Second, I have a Microsoft (boo!) Natural keyboard and the MS-provided
    driver lets you map and bind all manner of actions to the keys and
    buttons -- and all of them are passed flawlessly through my KVM.


    Jim
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    NOTE: I have a wireless keyboard/mouse. What KVM devices will work with them?

    mpg.de (Christoph Gartmann) wrote in message news:<bja5il$n98$1n.ruf.uni-freiburg.de>... 
    >
    > Have a look at http://www.rosel.com/ or http://us.daxten.com/ .
    >
    > But note that multi-platform switches are usually not cheap.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Christoph Gartmann[/ref]
    imani_technology@yahoo.com Guest

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    Someone wrote:
     

    I have an IOGear MiniView 4-port USB KVM and it works flawlessly with my
    Logitech Cordless TrackMan Wheel.


    Jim
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    In article <bjd9o5$c90$swcp.com>, com says... 
    >
    > I have an IOGear MiniView 4-port USB KVM and it works flawlessly with my
    > Logitech Cordless TrackMan Wheel.[/ref]

    For wireless mice/keyboards that talk to a USB-attached controller, yes.

    For Bluetooth keyboards and mice, with multiple Bluetooth-enabled
    computers, the whole concept of KVMs could get a little interesting....

    Diane
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    Diane Wilson wrote: [/ref]
    >with them? 
    >
    >For wireless mice/keyboards that talk to a USB-attached controller, yes.
    >
    >For Bluetooth keyboards and mice, with multiple Bluetooth-enabled
    >computers, the whole concept of KVMs could get a little interesting....[/ref]

    A very good point indeed. I foresee a mind-ing up in the future
    as/if machines go Bluetooth.


    Jim
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