Thanks again, Dave!
dave04a at dunfield.com
Fri Jan 13 01:20:19 CST 2006
> > > Heh. There are three monitors on my desk, four machines above it on the
> > > "second level" I built when things started getting tight, and a
> > > (seldom-used) monitor sitting on top of those,
> > I think I already mentioned "KVM".
> Yes, but this is classiccmp :-). Exactly none of the 180+ machines I have
> here would work with a normal KVM switch (most don't have PC-like
> keyboard interfaces, none have VGA-type monitors). A KVM swtich will not
> help when the monintors taking up you desk belong to things like
> classic-PERQs. Or, indeed, when the monitor is built into the machine
Not sure why this comment came out - the original conversation was specifically
about machines capable of running ImageDisk, which would imply PCs. I'm
pretty sure the machines and monitors to which I made this comment were PCs
(at least this was implied in the thread).
Besides Tony, I wouldn't expect you to buy an off the shelf KVM .. but couldn't
you build one that could translate between proprietary keyboard interfaces if
you wanted one?
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