kvm questions

chris mccraw chrism at brahma.ticam.utexas.edu
Tue May 16 09:21:34 PDT 2000

On Tue, May 16, 2000 at 08:40:34AM -0700, Tom Haynes wrote:

> [i wrote] 
> > i've had a very occasional kbd/mouse glitch (usually related to the keyboard
> > getting stuck in control-lock state) which resolves itself after i switch
> > back and forth a few times or change VCs in linux.
> > 
> Okay, I remember doing the switch back and forth bit with my last set
> of boxes.  But, if you can not access the keyboard, how do you change
> VCs?

they have physical switches (in addition to kbd-based switching), and the
*switch* has always responded to the keyboard, just the switch itself sends
wacky things to the attached system occasionally.  and again, non-fatal

> It sure is nice to know that you can just attach something, including
> a palm pilot, to the serial port and then you can interact with the
> system.
indeed.  and i guess you could do the same with PCs as long as they
run linux, what with serial console...unless you get stuck in bios
for some reason (as my asus p2000c (i think?) boards often do on rbeoot)
but for a mixed-environment without serial console support...

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