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The KVM Switchi hangs

I am using the KVM - GCS632U, connected to the linux box (red hat), and use it to switch with windows xp. However sometimes I notice that the switch has stopped working and I am unable to switch between the 2 machines. With all efforts in vain, I end up restarting the machines (or atleast the linux box- sometimes, even that doesnt help!!!) Is there a way I can find the driver process for this on the linux box, kill it and restart it, with a hope of making it work instead of having to restart the server itself ? Is there any other thing that can be done?

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Re: the KVM Switchi hangs

This happens to me on occasion with several brands of switches. I?m not sure what?s happening on the inside but what you in essence need to do is the equivalent of a cold-boot. That means powering down both PCs and turning of any power supply the switch may have attached to it. You?ll know when you?ve been successful when all of the switch LEDs are off. Again this is and old question and it primarily intended for the person who is researching a new issue

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Pretty straight forward. The cables that are attached to the KVM go to the 2 computers. The monitor, keyboard, and mouse cables connect to the KVM box.

If you have problems, let me know.

May 12, 2011 | IOGear GCS632U 2-port KVM Switch

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New IOGear GCS632U KVM inop

First, disconnect the KVM switch from the computer(s). Disconnect also the keyboard and mouse from the KVM switch, including speakers (if there is). Leave the KVM disconnected for 5 minutes.

Before you reconnect the KVM switch, make sure that the computers are turned off. Re-connect the KVM switch to the computers, and then reconnect the keyboard and mouse.

Turn on the first computer, followed by the second one. If you are still not getting any light indicator, then the KVM switch is dead.

You may contact IOGEAR through 866-946-4327.

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Jun 08, 2010 | IOGear GCS632U 2-port KVM Switch

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Hi . .. I want to use this KVM switch to connect

The GCS632U has keyboard and mouse emulation that may not work with all wireless combos. If your wireless combo is going to work the single USB connection would need to go into the keyboard port as that is the only port that will recognize the hot key switching commands. If the wireless combo still has problems then try using a USB wired keyboard to ensure the GCS632U is working correctly.

Mar 18, 2010 | IOGear GCS632U 2-port KVM Switch

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How do I switch between computers using old Belkin 2-port KVM?

if i remember right, hitting the scroll lock key twice, and then pressing 1 or 2, depending on which box is your xp box.
hope this helps

Feb 16, 2010 | Belkin F1DK102P 2-port KVM Switch

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My computers seem to have become somehow linked by the KVM switch

The GCS632U is just one KVM switch. But if you're going to check it out, it has actually two separate connections.

It will just switch once you toggle from one computer to another.

Try to power cycle the KVM switch.

1. Shut off both computers.
2. Disconnect the KVM switch from the computers. (make sure that not even a single cable is connected to the computer, even the audio).
3. Leave it disconnected for 10 minutes.
4. Reconnect the KVM and boot up the XP first.
5. Boot up the Vista, try to toggle from one computer to another.
6. LASTLY, shut off the Vista and see if same problem will occur.

If you get the same problem, then you need to contact IOGEAR and have them RMA the device. Because this is the first time that I heard of this problem.

Thank you and good luck!

Jan 25, 2010 | IOGear GCS632U 2-port KVM Switch

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IOGear (GCS632U) 2-port KVM Switch problem. All functions well it seems after connecting for first time Mac Mini and XP Windows Dell PC except when switching to Mac I get a blank dark screen. Another side...

The IOGEAR GCS632U is designed to work with VGA computers and monitors. Using the Mini DVI to VGA adapter is not guaranteed to work with this KVM switch.

The Mini DVI to VGA adapter can only convert the port, but it does not have an ability to convert the signal from digital to analog when it's connected to the KVM switch.

What you need to have is a DVI to VGA SIGNAL converter. Unfortunately, I don't have a model number handy, so I would suggest to contact IOGEAR, because I'm sure that they already have a work around with this issue.

Thank you and good luck!

Oct 11, 2009 | IOGear GCS632U 2-port KVM Switch

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I am using a laptop desktop with the KVM GCS632U Iogear switch. Has always worked great but just started to give "input not supported". When it boots up in Windows shows on screen then shows the input...

If you are using a docking station with laptop try directly connecting the KVM cable to the laptop. Also try swapping the cables between the two computers to see if you have a problem with a bad KVM cable. If you have a bad KVM IOGear has a three year warranty on their KVMs and you should be able to contact them to get a replacement.

Jul 14, 2009 | IOGear GCS632U 2-port KVM Switch

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KVM will only switch one way

Please make sure that the keyboard is hooked up on the KB port of the KVM. check underneath the GCS632U for the correct console port. you will see a keyboard and mouse icon. Make sure that the keyboard is connected to the keyboard port. tap scroll lock key twice to switch between computers.

May 13, 2009 | IOGear GCS632U 2-port KVM Switch

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All Keys do not work on keyboard with KVM switch

GCS632U is designed to work with standard USB keyboard an mouse only. You have to make sure that you are not using any type of adapter such as PS/2 to USB adapter. To further isolate the problem, please follow the steps below:

1. Connect the USB keybord directly to th computer to make sure that the keyboard is working properly.

2. Make sure that the keyboard is connected to the keyboard port on your KVM switch. You may take a look under neath this GCS632U (near the USB ports) and you will see an icon where to connect the keyboar and mouse.

3. If you're still gettings the same problem, Try power cycling this kvm switch by disconnecting if from the computers and disconnect also the keyboard and mouse from the KVM switch and leave them disconnected for a minute or two.

4. Reconnect everything after two minutes and then reboot the two computers.

5. If same problem exist, try using different USB keyboard.

NOTE: This KVM swith does not work correctly with wireless, gaming and smart keyboards because it's designed to work with standrd USB keyboard only.

Mar 23, 2009 | IOGear GCS632U 2-port KVM Switch

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Mac and Vista

Operating System doesn't deal anything on your problem. The problem depends on the brand of you computers or the type of keyboard you are using.

The GCS632U is designed to work with standard USB keyboard and mouse only. And wireless and gaming keyboards and mice are not guaranteed to work correctly with this KVM switch. If any one of you is using the new Mac Aluminum keyboard, this keyboard will not work with the older version of the GCS632U. But IOGEAR releases a new batch of GCS632U that would work with the Apple Aluminum keyboard.

If you have an Apple Aluminum keyboard that does not work with the GCS632U, you may contact the IOGEAR Tech support and they will process a Return Merchandize Authorization (RMA) if your device is still under the warranty period.

To resolve your keyboard issue, try to power cycle the KVM switch by disconnecting it from the computers, disconnect also the keyboard and mouse from the KVM switch. Leave it disconnected for two minutes. After two minutes, reconnect everything and reboot the computers.

Oct 20, 2007 | IOGear GCS632U 2-port KVM Switch

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