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Alright here's the deal, I'm building a webserver for my house and I'd like to use Debain. My problem is that I access this server by way of a KVM ...
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    Debian Plug Yank


    Alright here's the deal, I'm building a webserver for my house and I'd like to use Debain. My problem is that I access this server by way of a KVM switch. Everytime I change machines it's equilivent to yanking the plug and sticking it back in. When this happens Debian locks up and freezes on me. I'd like to know a way to set up the machine so switching plugs causes no problems at all.

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    Which one are you using?

    I'm using an IOGEAR KVM (cost me $19.99 @ Micro Center), which I've had for about 9 months and I have never had a problem with it. It uses a hotkey (ScrLk) to make the switch. My mother also has an Belkin KVM which uses the "Ctrl" as the hotkey.
    We are both running Debian Sarge and FreeBSD.

    I initially bought a switch because I fix a lot of computers (side venture) and I got tired of unplugging my main box.

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    Most KVMs spoof device input during the switch period so that there is no hotplug issue, or rediscovering of devices. What type is it?

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    Wow, very nice KVM, however it looks like the usb is the issue, can't really tell how to go about fixing that though. Sorry.


    give this a go, if you haven't already:

    http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x194.html


    peace V

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