Since I have never seen ANY of the problems mentioned, I have
to assume the problem is with the KVM switch itself.
I had an old 'rotary switch' KVM, and indeed you had to have
it switched to the booting machine.
I replaced it with a ConnectGear (electronic) KVM and all the
problems went away... I have to assume the electronic KVM
makes it 'look' to the OS as if there is a keyboard/mouse
there on all 4 ports, independent of which one you are switched to.
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