0 Replies Latest reply: Feb 28, 2012 5:10 PM by BrianJester RSS

    Solaris 10 Unable to use "Dumb" KVM (Avocent SwitchView USB 4-Port)

      I have two Sun Blade 150 clients, one loaded with Solaris 8, the other Solaris 10.

      I noticed that if I put the clients on a "dumb" KVM (Avocent SwitchView USB 4-Port), that the Solaris 8 machine works when switching between KVM channels (the /var/adm/messages log shows 20+ usb related events from kernel and usba)

      The Solaris 10 machine will not reconnect to the KVM, and I have to SSH into the box and reboot it.

      Anyone had similar experiences with USB keyboard/mice reconnect working under Solaris 8 and not under Solaris 10?

      When I SSH into the misbehaving Solaris 10 machine and do a "cfgadm", I can see that the USB devices have disconnected and will not reconnect, no matter what combination of cfgadm commands I run through. Only a reboot of Solaris 10 fixes the problem. A sub-optimal solution.

      And yes, newer "smart" KVM's work (IOGear GCS1734), just not the older "dumb" Avocent.

      Any help is appreciated.