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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:39 pm    Post subject: KVM Switch USB + Audio Reply with quote

LINKSKEY LKU-UA02

I have found a KVM that works fine is USB only and switches audio. On top of that it actually works, no video problems no keyboard/mouse problems, and the audio sounds the same. I am using it between a Windows box and my mini. I even have a Wacom Graphire ET series tablet connected to the mouse side (my keyboard and mouse are wireless and share a port) and it works on both machines.

The hot keys do not work for me when using the mini so I just use the switch, I think it may be the keyboard as the directions state that hot keys work on a Mac (ScrLK +/-).

The price including shipping was $31.99 from newegg.com
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817107225
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So this thing has software that doesn't work with your Mac or what's this hotkeys stuff or is this hotkeys stuff from your tablet?

Glad to hear we have a good KVM for use with a Mini now.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is software that is Windows only that is used to change the hotkey setup. ScrLK +/- is hard coded and should work in Windows, Linux, and OS X but it does not work for me in OS X, so I just use the switch on the unit.

I only have one USB keyboard at home but I will get one from work to test hotkey operation.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad to hear that this KVM works well, I just bought it about 1 hour ago.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$31.99 Shocked

Can someone find a DVI KVM for that price?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slickrick wrote:
$31.99 Shocked

Can someone find a DVI KVM for that price?


I couldn't find one for that price, but for a nice third of a Mini (Roughly $170-$270 on Froogle.com) you can have a super nice KVM with DVI. It looks really nice and high quality, but for the price you'd expect that. Of course, it doesn't match the Mini. Link
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! I might invest in this KVM, it will certainly save me some desktop space! I'll use it to juggle my PC and Mini around whenever I need to.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that I have my mini I was able to try out this KVM. It works great, no problems at all.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Todd wrote:
Now that I have my mini I was able to try out this KVM. It works great, no problems at all.


Which one, the non-DVI one or the one I mentioned?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Susurrus wrote:
Todd wrote:
Now that I have my mini I was able to try out this KVM. It works great, no problems at all.


Which one, the non-DVI one or the one I mentioned?


The non-DVI one (LINKSKEY LKU-UA02)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just ordered one by IOGear on amazon for $40. It has all the same options as the one you guys mentioned. I wish i had looked here before. The only thing i just realized - mine also uses the scroll lock for the hotkey configuration. The only problem with that is that i'm not sure my keyboard has a scroll lock key. Strange? YES! especially when theres a light for Scroll Lock. I have 15 F keys, but no scroll lock!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What Iogear model is it? Does it have a switch or is it just hotkey?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iogear 2 Port Compact USB KVM Switch (GCS632U)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0001BVXI6/dealtime-ce-feed-20/ref%3Dnosim/103-5663197-8945441
as for having a switch on the unit, it doesnt look like it. i haven't gotten mine yet. it uses scroll lock (which unfortunately my keyboard lacks... stupid kensington)[/url]
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Newegg.com had a couple reviews on it. It does not look like there is a switch. Are you able to cancel the order? If not let us know how it works out.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got a LINKSKEY LKU-UA02 and it works even worse than the Tripp-Lite KVM I have been using. It won't switch back to the Windows 2000 PC. The light flashes for that computer when you push the button but there is no longer a mouse cursor on the screen and the keyboard is dead. It looks like Windows thought the keyboard and mouse were removed or something.
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