ISY IPG 300 mouse, connected to Aten CS 692 KVM switch, stutters on both connected computers - cursor lags as if its position was refreshed only around four times per second. On different mouse, different switch, or with the same mouse but without switch everything works normally.
I have two computers (gaming beast and small linux box) setup. I use one monitor and set of input peripherials with a two-port KVM switch inbetween. Keyboard and mouse (mice) are all wired and on USB.
Lately I moved from Aten CS62US-A7 (2*USB + D-SUB) to Aten CS 692 (2*USB + HDMI) following an upgrade to gaming beast. After that, my gaming mouse became unusable. With ISY IPG 3000, cursor on both machines stutters visibly, especially when running any game where mouse movement changes camera position.
Attempts at debug:
- without KVM at all: mouse works normally
- with KVM and mouse connected directly to computer: works normally
- changing DPI settings (physical switch on the mouse) has no effect
- when mouse is swapped to old, cheap Logitech model it works normally both with and without KVM switch
- when using old KVM switch, everything works normally (but that's not a solution as I no longer have a D-SUB port to spare)
- 'lsusb' under linux shows me an Aten device and a Logitech one, regardless whether any mouse is connected at all. That's likely normal as the KVM uses one USB plug for both input devices (I am almost sure...)
Looks like the problem appears only when that specific mouse and that specific KVM are connected to each other. Reviews on the net point that this mouse is not the best quality, but since it used to work, I'd prefer to find a way to fix the problem rather than buy a new mouse.
Hypothesis: is there something that 'gaming-style' mice do internally, before sending input via usb, that plain-old 'office style' mice don't? Something I could turn off in a way working both in Ubuntu and under Windows 7?