Reply 60 of 79, by Tetrium
@Tetrium I finally received the Belkin KVM unit but was unable to successfully convert my PS/2 mouse signal (3-button Logitech a […]
I finally received the Belkin KVM unit but was unable to successfully convert my PS/2 mouse signal (3-button Logitech and 3-button Generic w/scroll wheel) to the serial protocal. It may have something to do with how I connected the KVM unit -- such that I was using only the host PS/2 port and PC1's output serial port and didn't connect the keyboard and monitor. Basically, I didn't use it as a KVM, but as a protocal converter.
Perhaps it would work if I were to connect the monitor, mouse, and keyboard? Does anyone else have experience with this?
Unfortunately, the KVM SVGA ports on the back need gender changers (for a male/male SVGA cable), or a male/female SVGA cable, both of which I do not have, and thus cannot test. I also don't have a male/male PS/2 cable to connect the output keyboard cable. I did, however connect a ps/2 keyboard directly to the KVM unit and another ps/2 keyboard to the 486 motherboard independently, but was still unable to get the ps/2-to-serial mouse feature working. Also, the keyboard commands to the unit do not properly switch between PC1 and PC2 as indicated by the front panel LEDs. Perhaps the KVM is damanged, or it is just really fussy and needs all cables connected to function properly.
As noted earlier, you can still use a Vetra Systems PS/2-to-serial converter box if you don't mind imperfect smoothness with the mouse tracking. It is still very usable, but it bothered me nonetheless. They are also a bit overpriced in my opinion. Anyone know of any others?
Damn...that kinda sucks! I intended to use it in exactly that way! But perhaps we'd need to attach all the cables?
Well, lets just hope you did something wrong 🤣 😜