A Keyboard-Video-Mouse switch allows several computers to share a single keyboard, display and mouse.

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RHEV / KVM - backuping of running VMs

Is there any way or known script / how-to / tools to backup running VM (using VM snapshot and than merging snapshot file with VM disk)? I need to backup running KVMs without downtime and simple copy ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display

I have centos 6 minimal (headless) as a Host and installed ubuntu 14.04 Desktop as a guest and using KVM. There is a web application deployed inside Guest, and it opens and closes one GTK ...
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Intel AMT KVM: Accessing Multiple Servers Behind One Public IP Address

I have to host multiple servers in a collocation center which is distant over 250 km. I need to have as good remote control over the servers as possible. In other words, I need to be able to access ...
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How exactly does “intel_iommu=igfx_off” affect the passthrough of an Intel IGD?

How exactly does "intel_iommu=igfx_off" affect the passthrough of an Intel IGD? Does it prevent the detachment of Intel IGD from host altogether so that the emulator such as qemu-kvm won't even see ...
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windows on linux KVM how attach a drive to windows VM

I use the following command to create my windows vm on redhat KVM. virt-install --os-variant=win2k8 --disk path=/var/tmp/virtio-win-0.1-100.iso,device=cdrom --network bridge=virbr1 --disk ...
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Stop guest VM powering off when switching machines?

I have two machines, both windows. I'm using VM Workstation 11 in one. If I have the VM running on one machine, and I switch to the other one for ~5 minutes, it appears as though the VM powers off. ...
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Issues with KVM switch and xrandr

I've got two computers routed through a VGA KVM switch to a 1920x1080 monitor. The input and output of the KVM are VGA. On one of the computers, there is only a single DVI-I output, so I've attached ...
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virt-install fails to start in centos 6.6

I am trying to host virtual KVM machines on my server. Specs: CentOS release 6.6 (Final) processor : 11 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 45 model name : ...
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Could not get PS2 keyboard to work with Startech KVM

I have a Startech 2-port KVM switch I am using between a Windows 7 and Linux box. Unfortunately I cannot get it to work with a PS2 keyboard that I like (using a PS2-to-USB adapter), although it does ...
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KVM with dual output for extended desktop [closed]

I'm having trouble finding a solution for setting up a switch for three laptops to two monitors. I'd need a KVM that matches the following criteria: 3 inputs for the laptops; 2 outputs to two ...
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Using dnsmasq with KVM

I just installed KVM on a CentOS 7 x64 minimal installation version at home. And I got a problem when the guest is trying to get an IP from the internal DHCP server from KVM (dnsmasq). I already have ...
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KVM With Black Screen

So I've recently picked up a KVM switch. Installed it, mouse and keyboard work fine. But now I have a black screen. I can unhook and go straight to my video card with no problem, but nothing out of ...
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Can KVMs for 3 monitors & USB keyboard/mouse be used in a mixed Mac/PC environment?

Is it possible to use three Thunderbolt displays on multiple computers (mixed environment of PCs and Macs)? I've used KVMs in other PC-only environments, but I am trying to find out if both PCs and ...
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KVM to/from PCs

Is there a way to send keystrokes and mouse signal to a target machine without installing any type of software (even an OS) on the target machine? I want to do some repair and diagnostics-related ...
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Is it possible to keep a driver loaded in memory when its device is removed?

I have a KVM-Switch (Trendnet TK-207K) that uses a "pass-through technology". This being that when the KVM's switch is toggled it is essentially disconnecting the console hardware from one computer ...
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Why does my monitor sometimes display a moira pattern (of sorts)

I recently bought a SIIG CE-KV0411-S1 (2-port DisplayPort KVM) to share an Asus VK278Q between my gaming PC and a MacBook. The Mac never gives me any trouble, but if the PC goes to sleep while it is ...
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qemu + centos 7 - cpu tuning in not available on this host

I am running OpenNebula on Centos 7 hosts - one host is fully operating the other two says: error: unsupported configuration: CPU tuning is not available on this host I've got through some git code ...
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Issue using virtual KVM java app

Receiving this error trying to use console redirection to remotely control a server: Error: The field has an invalid value: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <jnlp spec="1.0+" ...
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Best Way to Connect 3 Computers to Peripherals

I'm trying to find my best, low-latency option for connecting three computers. Generally, this wouldn't be an issue, but I see no way to do what I'm looking to do without having to plug/unplug cords ...
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Is there a KVM switch that plays audio from all connections?

My PC is set up with Xen. It is running two DomU's, both with a VGA card exposed. One domain is going to get the sound card on the motherboard and the other is going to get a USB audio card. I ...
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How do I configure synergy to use a non primary monitor?

I have a tri-monitor set up that is shared between a windows box and a linux box, on top of which, two of the monitors are connected to a KVM switch which switches between the two machines. The third ...
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Sharing 2 monitors between 2 computers in different configurations

I have a laptop (for work) and a desktop PC (for personal use) that I use side by side in my home office. I'm thinking of purchasing 2 Dell P2414H 24" monitors with a dual monitor stand. I'd like to ...
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Managed USB Switch [closed]

We have 4 computers controlled by an KVM-over-IP switch, so we can remotely control the keyboard and the mouse and can see the screens. Now, we need to connect an usb flash device to that computers - ...
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USB Switch for Keyboard and Mouse (KM)

Background I am looking to switch my keyboard and mouse between a desktop computer and a laptop. The desktop resolution is 2560x1600, which eliminates most (but not all) KVM switches. The monitor has ...
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Looking for a KVM switch capable of viewing 2048x2560 [closed]

I'm looking for a KVM switch capable of doing a resolution of 2048x2560 resolution. I've managed to find ones that are capable of doing 2560x1600 but those don't quite suit our needs. Has anybody ...
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Working KVM switch & wireless keyboard combination? [closed]

Is there a KVM switch that works with a full-size wireless keyboard? The switch must support a DVI monitor with 1920x1200 resolution. Wireless mouse support would be nice, but a wireless keyboard is ...
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Is KVM Over IP the same as an IPMI?

The reason I ask is because my provider gives me an IP that I go to and I can login and access my server via a web interface on a public IP. Recently, there has been a lot of hacks via exploits to ...
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Sharing keyboard and mouse between two boxes

I have a Mac and PC that I need to share the USB keyboard and mouse connections with. They each have a separate monitor. I think a regular KVM switch is overkill because of the separate monitors, ...
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Options to drag and drop with synergy KVM switch?

I am effectively using Synergy between Windows/Linux/Android However, I am trying to find a way to drag and drop. I know I can "just network a drive, and modify a [send to], but honestly, when it ...
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libvirtError: internal error: client socket is closed

I've this error when installing a Debian wheezy VM in qemu-KVM with libvirt error while establishing the connection « qemu:///system » : internal error: client socket is closed Traceback (most ...
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KMV switch, not working correctly

Not sure if Superusers is the best spot to be posting this, let me know if something else is more appropriate. I have two computers hooked up to a 4x1 USB HDMI KVM SWITCH I use a wireless mouse and ...
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Do wireless KVM switches exist? (wireless plugging to PCs, not peripherals) [closed]

I always have from 2 to 5 PCs for repair on my room, they come in and out very quickly. I use KVM solutions for working with them, but I'd like to avoid constantly plugging and unplugging so many ...
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Share desktop monitor/keyboard/mouse with laptop

I have a desktop PC running Windows 7 setup on a traditional desk. From time to time, I would like to plug in a Windows 7 laptop and share the keyboard and mouse, (monitor - I am ok with using the ...
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One computer, switch between four monitors?

I don't have a powered standing desk - instead I have a fixed standing desk next to a regular desk. I currently have two monitors on the standing desk attached to the computer. I'd like to add another ...
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What do I need to look for in a KVM that connects to many different devices?

I've used several KVMs in the past, and they've all had the same flaw: they work great if you leave the same two machines connected, but if you need to connect/disconnect lots of machines to the same ...
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How can one seamlessly utilize two computers via dual monitors and a single keyboard / mouse? [closed]

I have a Toshiba laptop with docking station connected to two LCD monitors. I have a Dell workstations currently not attached to any monitors. I'd like to use the laptop for general office work and ...
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Linux + Windows on kvm-switch. Windows works, Linux does not

I have a dual-port, dual-dvi kvm ( dual dvi monitors for 2 computers ). One port is for Windows 7/64, the other port is Linux Mint/64. Windows almost always works, meaning I get hot, dual-screen ...
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Sharing 2 usb devices, sound and monitor between mac mini and PC

I recently bought Aten Technologies CS692 2-Port USB HD Video/Audio KVM Switch and installed it to my PC and mac combination, however I were using a mouse/keyboard combo and the KVM switch had ...
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VGA Monitor Selector Switch

I find myself in a strange situation trying to replace an old piece of hardware. My old VGA switch is becoming buggy, so I decided to buy a replacement, only to find that I cannot locate the correct ...
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Win7 USB mouse driver no longer handling KVM switching

I have been using a 2-port USB KVM switch for years without problems, but in the last few days when I switch back to my win-7 PC the mouse is not working correctly; the mouse hover events register and ...
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How to get the total allocated size of the files inside a folder on Windows

I have a SMB share in which I keep a bunch of dynamic VHD and QCOW2 images used as volumes for virtual machines. This share is supposed to be used by Hyper-V as well as KVM nodes. I'd like to know ...
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Does a solution exist for using an Apple Thunderbolt Display/Apple Wireless Keyboard/Apple Magic Mouse with both PC and Mac switched by a form of KVM?

I've got an fairly complex setup at home, and desktop clutter (extra keyboards, displays, and mice) are the bane of my existence. I'm composing this question on a Mid 2010 27" iMac, which has ...
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Why does my Startech SV231 USB KVM Only work with some devices

I have a StarTech SV231 USB 2-Port KVM switch. I can't get it to connect and work with two different computers... I have three computers I have tested it with and it only works with 1 of them. (Yes ...
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Virtual KVM (Software KVM)

We have the popular Synergy and Input Director software KM solutions, where you can share a mouse and keyboard over network with another computer. However i would also like to share video (Monitor) ...
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Why doesn't my Nvidia GeForce 610 work with a VGA switch?

I have two computers connected to one monitor using a VGA switch. for one computer, it is using onboard vga. And it can show image to monitor when vga switch is turn to it. However, another computer ...
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Where to find / create an image / iso suitable for anonymous browsing in a VM

I'm looking for (as close as I can get) to a KVM or Virtualbox compatible system image I can run which will give me a basic desktop - by basic I mean contains only the minimal requirements for a web ...
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How to get Windows 8.1 laptop to retain extended desktop settings when switching monitor output to other machines via KVM?

I have a notebook running Windows 8.1 and its VGA port attached to a KVM switch for sharing an external LG 1920x1080 monitor with other machines. I can extend the Windows 8.1 notebook desktop to this ...
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Using a kvm switch with a wireless keyboard & mouse

I have a USB KVM switch that I am using with Logitech k350 wireless keyboard and wireless m510 mouse with the unity receiver. I have a windows 7 & a Mac that this is hooked up to. When I switch ...
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Cascading KVM switches

I have a not-so-small number of computers (say, 5) which I want to access with a single keyboard, USB and monitor. I can get an 8-port KVM switch, which is a pretty expensive piece of hardware; ...
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how to set up a KVM switch to share monitor with Power Mac G5 & Dell PC?

I've connected a Power Mac G5 and Dell PC to a KVM switch box to share a monitor/mouse. I get a "Power Saver mode" message on the monitor and neither computer opens. Please offer suggestions on ...