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

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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 a 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 attached ...
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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 ...
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vhost_net and virtio on KVM

I have read that “vhost_net” offers better performance against “virtio” based on ...
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Blurry display with KVM and two PCs

I have two PCs, both running Windows 7 with integrated Intel graphics chips, both attached to the KVM via VGA and the KVM is VGA to the monitor. When I switch between displays I notice that one of ...
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KVM switcher forgets resolution

I run two computers with double monitors through an Aten KVM. The kvm has only VGA input/outputs. One of my new computers has a VGA and a DVI-I adapter so no problems here. I use a DVI-VGA converter ...
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Nonphysical way to disconnect mouse USB

When I switch between two machines with a KVM, the wirelss mouse gets messed up for one machine (Ubuntu). To fix it, I unplug the USB dongle from the KVM switch then plug it back in. I don't know ...
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Rerouting IP address or better solution on KVM on RHEL

I've been having some issues accessing some secure websites through my KVM Windows 7 on a Linux RHEL. I have to use a VPN in the Windows 7 but somehow, it doesn't detect me as if I was on the same ...
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qemu kvm - can't start VMs after installing xen hypervisor

I had been using QEMU KVM for long time and have few VMs. Recently I installed XEN Hypervisor following this instructions but decided to apt-get remove xen-hypervisor-4.2-amd64 Problem is that now, ...
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View output from multiple laptops on one monitor at the same time

I have two (or multiple) laptops and a single monitor. I could use a KVM switch to switch between laptops. I have a follow up question. Is there anyway i could view screens of multiple laptops on one ...
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How can I install CentOS without a keyboard, mouse, or monitor?

I will be buying a new computer which will be used as a CentOS server. I will put it on my home LAN, and once it is set up, will access it only through SSH. I don't want to spend a lot of money ...
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SSH from local machine to virtual KVM guest

I have libvirt+lvm+kvm setup on dedicated server with one virtual guest inside. I can access guest from host using ssh and ip of guest, but I can't understand how do I access guest from my laptop ...
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KVM .img can not boot after resized by virt-resize

I have a CentOS 6.4 image install by KVM on Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 host. Here is the disk layout of centos.img # virt-filesystems --long -h --all -a centos.img Name Type VFS ...
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Speeding up bluetooth device detection by Windows 7

I have 3 computers, one on Windows 7 x64, the other also on Windows 7 x64, the last one on MacOS Snow Leopard, connected onto a Belkin KVM switch. On that switch, I have a BlueTooth USB dongle that is ...
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Vertical white shadow artifact on LCD VGA monitor

I have a slight problem with a VGA monitor which is connected through a Belkin KVM to two different computers. You should be able to see from the image what I am talking about... It is a photo, not a ...
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Synergy dual-screen client

I have synergy client 1.4 running on a Linux machine and same version server running on either Linux or Windows laptop (both have the problem described below). My Linux client is Dual-Monitor setup. ...
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What kind of lag should I expect when gaming with a KVM?

I've got an iMac, and am going to get a PC for purely gaming. I'm going to use a KVM to share an external DVI monitor, USB keyboard, and USB mouse between the iMac and the PC. What kind of lag or ...
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Using a KVM switch for video games?

My primary computer is an iMac. I plan on getting a PC and a new monitor so I can use a KVM switch to share the keyboard, mouse, and monitor between the two computers. The new PC will be used solely ...
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KVM and display trouble

I just finished setting up a KVM between my computer (HP running WinXP) and my display. For some reason the screen has adjusted its settings and now there's something wrong, but I can't quite put my ...
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How can I use an enhanced keyboard and mouse with a KVM?

What technical solutions can enable multimedia keyboards and multi-button mice to operate with a 4-port DVI or HDMI KVM switch such as the Avocent 4SVDVI10-001?
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Emulate a keyboard via USB to USB

I know this is twisted, but hear me out. I am trying to use a Raspberry Pi as a KVM over IP via xvnc. Video output is easy, just using a video capture card, but I need to be able to connect a male to ...
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KVM switch working on one computer but nor the other

I installed a IOGEAR KVM switch on two PC computers running windows 7. One computer works fine, but when I switch to the other computer I can see the screen saver and nothing else. The mouse and ...
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No video from 8400GS when KVM switches back

I have a perplexing situation I've not found an answer to. Here is my setup. I have two computers attached to a ConnectPro DVI KVM switch. One computer has an ATI Radeon 5750 Windows 7-64bit) and ...
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Windows 8 video issues with kvm

HP P7-1414 tower AMD A8 Radeon HD 7560D ASUS V236H 23.6 monitor 1920 x 1080 resolution. When I insert a KVM switch, it loses PNP and max (usable) resolution reduces to 1440 x 900. I do not have this ...
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2 monitors, 2 computers and a docking station for one

I have a desktop computer and a work computer (IBM thinkpad) which is connected to a docking station. Attached to the work laptop (docking station) are two monitors. What I want to do is have access ...
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Windows makes a clicking sound every time I switch computers with my KVM

Every time I switch computers using my KVM Windows makes a strange clicking sound. It's not hardware - it scales with the Windows volume level. It's not the Device Disconnect or Connect sounds - I ...
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KVM switch doesn't work for one computer only

I have been using electronic KVM switch for my two computers from one year. Today I was not able to connect one computer through switch. Error is no input signal. When I connect my monitor direct to ...
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linux KVM guests network performance is slower than host

i have a KVM linux based virtual machines, as the network performance of the host is running perfect with 1GB/s(in internal network) and using iperf tools it show that the network is running perfect ...