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Old 16 December 2008, 14:00   #1
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Cocolino alternative?

I share a PS/2 keyboard and mouse between my Amiga and PC via a Belkin KVM switch, but the Cocolino PS/2 adapter on the Amiga seems to cause trouble for the KVM and I have to unplug it to switch machines. This is veeery annoying!

Is there another PS/2->Amiga mouse adapter I could try? Is anyone using it with a Belkin KVM switch?
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Old 16 December 2008, 14:08   #2
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If you have a network connection between your PC and your Amiga you can use VNC without the gfx component.

PC must be the server and Amiga the viewer.

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Old 16 December 2008, 14:09   #3
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I've ethernet between them. Is there a working OS3.x VNC server?
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You dont need a server, you need a viewer.

I *think* I use the TwinVNC viewer launched with a NODISPLAY tooltype to stop decoding/displaying the PC's GFX

http://twinvnc.free.fr/AuSujetDe.php?menu=2&lang=eng

But here is another

http://dspach.free.fr/amiga/vva/index.html
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I have the fortunate situation of 3 * 19" LCD monitors so I don't need a monitor switcher.

Amiga | Linux | PC

The Amiga isnt switched on all that much these days so I tend to use the Linux workstation to control the PC using a tool called X2VNC

The Amiga needs to be the Viewer/Client and not the server because the keyboard and mouse need to be plugged into the Amiga so that they work in games.

Only issue I have with my setup is that some older games on the PC knock out the VNC server by banging the video card registers directly.
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Hmm, I think I'd prefer a hardware solution. The Amiga isn't on so much, so running the PC's keyboard and mouse though it wouldn't be ideal.
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Old 16 December 2008, 15:14   #7
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Hmm, I think I'd prefer a hardware solution. The Amiga isn't on so much, so running the PC's keyboard and mouse though it wouldn't be ideal.
you can try to build yourself this PS2 mouse adapter

http://aminet.net/docs/hard/ps2m.lha
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I found a similar, ready-built one on eBay and took a punt on it. I'll let you know how it works out
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how much Girv?
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About £14, including postage from Finland.
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interesting.... I am holding out for Dimlow
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Dimlow?
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He is designing one...

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?...+mouse+adapter
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