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

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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 ...
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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 ...