[SunHELP] Sun blade and kvm switcher

Anthony Gabrielson agabrielpop at home.tzo.org
Sat Dec 30 11:30:40 CST 2006

velociraptor wrote:
> On 12/29/06, Anthony Gabrielson <agabrielpop at home.tzo.org> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>     I'm not sure if anyone has any ideas on getting a kvm switcher
>> running with a blade 100, I'm still plugging away at it.  I upgrade my
>> firmware to the newest I could find, 4.17.1 (2005), and still have the
>> same problem.  Does anyone know if this is the newest firmware available
>> for the Blade 100?
> Not sure if this applies to USB keyboards or not, but with the older
> type of Sun keyboard, unplugging/plugging the keyboard is seen as the
> equivalent of a break, so the machine would drop to the OK prompt.
> Perhaps your KVM is not DTRT as far as keeping power to the keyboard
> port?
> You could try disabling the break sequence from the command line and
> seeing if this prevents it:
> kbd -a disable
> Check out the man page for kbd for more details.  You might also want
> to try a different USB keyboard if you have one.
> =Nadine=
Hi Nadine,

Took a look at that and didn't work, thanks anyway. I did find something 
of a work around, if unplug the keyboard/mouse before I switch it 
doesn't crash. That leads me to believe that my kvm may be doing 
something interesting...

Anyway, thanks for the help -

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