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I have see various answers and just wanted to know before I invest in finding a USB KVM. I need to go back and forth between my Ubuntu laptop and Windows XP workstation.

I use USB keyboards and mouse.

Will this work and if so, is it dependent on a specific KVM?

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Difficult to answer without knowing what KVMs you have in mind. All I can say is that I have 3 Ubuntu boxes on an ATEN 8-port rackmount USB KVM with no problems and a further 3 on a Belkin USB desktop unit - all working fine.

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I have an Edimax KVM switch and it works fine, too. – maaartinus Mar 15 '11 at 21:30
I'm looking for a recommendation on a KVM that works switching between Windows and Ubuntu, I have read that there can be problems....affordable would be nice, too! – Timothy Mar 19 '11 at 15:51
Here were some comments I saw: I am looking at an IOgear.... – Timothy Mar 19 '11 at 15:58

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