Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

USB KVM with a Mac


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Devnull

Devnull

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:55 AM

Posted 29 September 2004 - 03:26 AM

I just bought a justcom JC-102CUA 2-port KVM to share the console for my PC with my powerbook. It turns out that the only way to toggle the KVM is to press scroll-lock twice. This works fine for switching between PCs or from the PC to the Mac, but when it's already switched to the Mac, nothing happens.

When switching, I can see the scroll lock light turn on and back off, but with the Mac, it seems impossible to turn the scroll-lock light on. It seems that the key is used for something else or not accepted on the Mac.

Is there a way to get the KVM to work with the Mac?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


m

#2 Grinler

Grinler

    Lawrence Abrams


  • Admin
  • 43,388 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA
  • Local time:09:55 AM

Posted 29 September 2004 - 11:03 AM

Tell me how you have it setup... is the primary keyboard an apple or a pc keyboard?

I think the problem lies in that the key mappings on a apple keyboard are different than ones in a PC keyboard, so the kvm may not be recognizing the scroll lock key.

Let me know how you have it set up and we will go from there

#3 Devnull

Devnull
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:55 AM

Posted 29 September 2004 - 03:37 PM

I have a PC USB keyboard (a Logitech Internet Navigator), a Microsoft USB Mouse, and a Viewsonic monitor plugged into the KVM. Then the output cables from the KVM go to the two computers. Port A goes to the desktop PC, and port B goes to the Powerbook. It's the video connector and one USB plug for each computer because the KVM acts as a hub for the keyboard and mouse.

I think you're right about it being a keymapping issue; I've read that the Mac maps the scroll lock to the power key, but nothing happens when I press the scroll lock (when I press the power button on the power book, it brings up the shut down menu). I've also read about cryptic key combinations to press on the Mac like esc-s or ctrl-F14, but none of them seem to do anything either.

Thanks

#4 Grinler

Grinler

    Lawrence Abrams


  • Admin
  • 43,388 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA
  • Local time:09:55 AM

Posted 29 September 2004 - 03:57 PM

You are going to have to resedit I believe to accomplish this.

Take a look here:

http://www.resexcellence.com/support_files/resedit.shtml

#5 Devnull

Devnull
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:55 AM

Posted 29 September 2004 - 04:40 PM

I downloaded ResEdit from the link on that site, so I have ResEdit 2.1.3.sea on my desktop. When I run it, it loads the OS 9 Classic Environment, but I can't see how to switch to it or access the application. Do I want to be running the OS 9 version.

The documentation link from the site you linked, doesn't work. I get redirected to apple's main documentation page, and I can't find a resedit doc. The tutorials I've been able to find aren't even close to what I need to do, but maybe it will be obvious once I can get the program to run :thumbsup:

Will I have to reboot the computer?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users