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

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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 ...
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Windows 8 hides cursor when mouse is unplugged

I have a Windows 8 desktop, Mac Mini, two monitors, and a KVM. The KVM has two settings: Setting 1 Monitor 1 -> Windows 8 desktop Monitor 2 -> Windows 8 desktop USB Mouse -> ...
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KVM VMs randomly hang on Precise after 10.04->12.04 swapout

I have nearly 140 vms that were running on Ubuntu 10.04 using KVM. Different OSes in the VMs, but mainly 10.04 VMs. They ran well under 10.04. I did a full wipe of the OS disks and brought in all ...
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How can I decrease the time it takes CentOS to discover new USB devices?

I have two systems sharing a KVM. The first system is Ubuntu 12.04 and the second system is CentOS 5.8. When I switch to the the Ubuntu system, the mouse is available right away, but when I switch ...
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Network Bridging for WiFi-to-Ethernet in linux

It is possible to network bridging a WiFi-to-Ethernet link in Linux instead of Ethernet-to-Ethernet? I have a CentOS 6.3 machine. I am using KVM and I want perform a bridge to visualize more ...
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How can I update generic non-pnp monitor?

Background I've been running a KVM switch with my monitor at 1920 x 1080 over VGA for over a year. Did a Windows Update on 12/11/12 which did the following: Update for Windows 7 for x64-based ...
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Keyboard setup in a KVM configuration

I'm using a Fedora 16 notebook and a Windows 7 desktop at work. The notebook stays turned on and closed under the desk and I use the desktop's display and keyboard. To switch between desktop and ...
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Software KM switch - not video

Slightly odd request but somebody may have done it. I have a bunch of windows PCs and not enough deskspace - so I would like a software KVM to simply switch key/mouse input between different networked ...
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KVM main output display shakes when mouse attached

My brand new display works fine when connected directly to a computer or even with the KVM switch while no mouse is attached. Oddly enough the wireless keyboard works fine. As soon as I attach the ...
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Connections among gigabit switch and 10/100 switch [closed]

I have a network: server (1GB)--->switch(1GB)--->switch(10/100)---->client(10/100) Is this a proper way to configure a network? What problems might I have if I set it up this way?
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Can I set up two computers up with the same monitors/keyboard/mouse in a modular way?

I have a desktop computer computer (running Windows 7), and a laptop (running OSX Mountain Lion, and maybe Ubuntu 12 eventually). When the laptop is at home, I want both the desktop and the laptop to ...
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Installing VirtIO drivers in Windows Server 2008

We are running a Windows Server 2008 system as a "guest" on a Linux-KVM virtual server (SLES11, with VirtIO support). We have trouble with the system performance and this is possibly due to not using ...
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Share Keyboard/Mouse between PC (windows?) and Android

Has anyone come across software that can do this successfully/reliably? I would like to set up my Nexus 7 tablet on a stand under my monitor and use it with the mouse/KB hooked up to my desktop so I ...
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KVM-switch without installing drivers?

I have never used KVM before, so my question could sounds naive: is it possible to find KVM-switch, that could work without software drivers? "Active KVM-switch" there I mean those that can suppress ...
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kvm:vga driver vbempg cause blue screen in guest os Windows XP

I don't know if the problem was well know,I searched the google,but didn't get anything useful. I configed the KVM guest vga mode as vga std and got a yellow exclamation sign with the vga in ...
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Fast USB switch to share keyboard and mouse (like KVM) [closed]

I use a DeLOCK USB 2.0 Sharing Switch 2 - 1 to share my keyboard and mouse between my iMac (which is running Windows 7 natively through Bootcamp) and my Mac Mini. Switching from the iMac/Win7 to the ...
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Is there a Synergy-like application that only shares the keyboard?

Basically, I don't need the "shared mouse" that Synergy has. I have a Macbook Pro with an external keyboard hooked up and a Windows 7 PC I'd like to share the keyboard with. What I'd like to do is ...
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Always need to detect screen resolution after switching OS with KVM switch

I used to have Windows Vista with my same setup I currently have and I could switch between my Windows and Linux computer without problems. Now since I upgraded to Windows 7, when I switch from my ...
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How can I turn off display resolution auto-detection in Windows Vista?

At work I've 4 different computers connected using a keyboard/video/mouse switch. Quite often when I switch to windows vista the resolution is totally wrong and I need to get the screen properties ...
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Windows 7 not waking from sleep from USB keyboard through KVM

I have an IO Gear GS1204G (nice KVM) that I use to control one each of Windows 7 64bit, Ubuntu Linux, Mac, and ChromeOS computers. This KVM emulates the presence of the keyboard at all times, so it ...
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Need a KVM setup to support HDMI and DisplayPort input with DVI or HDMI output

Here is what I want to connect via KVM to have one monitor and keyboard/mouse: 1st Work laptop (HP EliteBook 8560P) with a DisplayPort and VGA video output - I bought a passive DisplayPort to HDMI ...
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Problems with Black Box KVM

I just recieved a shipment of equipment orderd by my predicessor that includes brand new Dell Optiplex 990 computers, with standard mice and keyboards. Also included were Black Box ServSwitch Secure ...
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Dell FX100 KVM Host card clobbers onboard audio

I have a Dell Precision server with a PCIe FX100 KVM Host card installed (manufacturer is Teradici but it's rebranded as a Dell solution.) I am not using this card (it's installed in the machine but ...
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Maintaining windows placement when switching between computers

I have KVM switch for MBP (Mac OS X 10.7.2) and PC (Windows 7 64-bit), sharing wireless keyboard, mouse, and dual DVI monitors. For the second monitor, I have a DVI to USB adapter connected directly ...
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Rack mounted KVM

Right now I have 4 4U rackmount computers (soon to be 16). Each one is sitting next to its own monitor right now. I need a monitor per computer for experiment reasons. I would like one keyboard/mouse ...
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Multiple monitors with MAC latop/PC: how to switch output?

I have two monitors, a PC that uses both of them, and a MAC laptop. The dilemma in my mind is how to keep the two monitor state in the PC active, while still being able to switch one monitor to the ...
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Multi Monitor KVM Switch

Here is my current setup, 2 VGA Monitors Mouse & Keyboard Speakers I would like a KVM switch that would allow me to use both monitors as consoles and then connect computers to the KVM Switch so ...
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Switch off the monitor when mouse reaches the edge of the screen

I have two computers at home (Windows XP and Windows 7), but one monitor for both of them. They are connected to this monitor using different interfaces: DVI and VGA. I'm also using one keyboard ...
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Missing 'HID-Compliant Device/Consumer Control Device'

When I go to use my Server (Dell PowerEdge T300 running Windows Server 2003 R2), I have to sometimes use our 2 Port USB KMV Switch (TrendNet TK-209) to switch from a different computer to my Server. ...
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What would cause ripple interference on a monitor display attached to computer via VGA?

What would cause ripple interference seen on on a display whereby the computer is attached to it via VGA? By ripple interference I mean that the edges ripple and the display flickers. It is ...
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Is there a KVM switch that supports *dual monitors* using DVI or HDMI?

I have been looking for a KVM switch that I could hook up to my laptop docking station so that I could dock my work laptop at home, flip a switch, and have my laptop use my home PC's keyboard, mouse, ...
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Why isn't my synergy KVM working properly?

I have installed synergy v1.4.5 on my laptop and desktop. Both computers are running Ubuntu 11.10. Although the logs indicate synergy is connected and able communicate over my LAN, moving the mouse ...
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Does plugging and un-plugging hot-swappable hardware use an exorbitant amount of memory?

I recently bought a KVM switch to switch between a single-monitor tower setup and a laptop + extra monitor setup (meaning the laptop and tower share one monitor.) I've started experiencing BSOD's on ...
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How are switches for two monitors called? Or can I use a monitor split?

I have 2 monitors, 1 desktop and 1 laptop. I would like to switch the display between desktop and laptop and want to use 2 monitors as extended monitor sources. I see there are lot of solutions to ...
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Why am I losing one of two dual monitors when using switching device?

I have two computers, one running Windows 7 and one running Ubuntu 11.10. They are both connected to an Aten Masterview CS-1742 switching device, so that I can use the same keyboard, monitors, mouse, ...
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Laptop/Monitor KVM switch

I have a Macbook Pro which I usually use via MiniDVI to VGA with an external monitor (plus thsi inbuilt LCD makes 2 displays). I've just bought a new Alienware which I'll be using with two monitors, ...
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How to set 1 Gbps connectivity between two VMs on KVM?

I want to run few benchmarks, which require 1Gbps connectivity between two VMs on the same physical host. I found on the web, that using virtio as my network card adapter should do that for me, but I ...
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Using VNC as a virtual KVM switch

I want to control my laptop from my desktop. I've been doing this with VNC (PC desktop to MacBook Pro) - but I want to remove the 'viewing' aspect of it on my desktop; I don't want to have the ...
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Why can't Windows 7 see my virtual storage devices in KVM?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 inside of kvm on Ubuntu 10.04. Previously I've installed guest Windows XP and guest Ubuntu without incident. However, when I tried to install Windows 7, this happened: ...
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DVI KVM switch for a 30" monitor?

I have two machines to which I would like to attach a Dell 30" monitor via a KVM switch. Most KVM switches don't support the maximum resolution of the monitor (2550x1600). The only solution I have ...
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KVM Switch between Windows and Mac

I have a Windows Desktop, a IBM Thinkpad Windows Laptop and a Macbook pro. I want to share the keyboard and mouse between all three. Is this possible using a KVM Switch?
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Connecting one bluetooth keyboard to multiple devices

Is it possible to connect one bluetooth keyboard to multiple computers (MacBook Pro, PC - both are bluetooth enabled) and switch between them like a KVM switch does?
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DisplayPort KVM

I need to hook up two machines, each with dual DisplayPort monitors, to a KVM. I'd ideally like to switch via hotkey. I've tried the StarTech KVM switch, but it fails with a 30" display 2560x1600 ...
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KVM - a Windows 2008 server guest on a Debian 6.0.2 root server - networking

I have a problem to understand how KVM does networking with a Windows 2008 Server guest I set up. My problem is as follows: I have a dedicated root server and there's a guest (Win 2k8 server). I ...
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Use a TabletPC as an input device for another computer

I have a 12" TabletPC that I want to use as the input device for another computer. I know of apps like Multiplicity and Synergy that will allow me to use a mouse on another computer over the network, ...
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Hotkey to switch between Mac and PC using KVM

I am using a KVM Switch to use a mac external keyboard for a Macbook Pro and a Dell laptop. The manual of the KVM switch says that I need the Scroll lock key as the hotkey to switch between the two ...