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

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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 ...
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Software KVM For Dual-Displays

Does a KVM software solution exist that will allow you to utilize two monitors on multiple systems? I'd like to hook up my MBP to my displays, but have the flexibility to switch back to Windows/Linux ...
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When buying a KVM switch to use with a Mac Mini, what should I look for?

I'm about to buy a mac mini. I want to use a KVM to switch between the mini and my PC. Mac Mini appears to only have an HDMI input on the back. It says it comes with a DVI to HDMI converter. ...
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What software/hardware do I need for switching keyboard, mouse and monitors between two computers?

Here is my situation: I have two computers and two large monitors USB keyboard and mouse I need to be able to switch both monitors, keyboard and mouse from one computer to the other. I purchased a ...
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KVM over IP solutions [closed]

I am currently doing research into the KVM over IP market. As i am a college student, for more than half the year, I am away from home. At home, I have a Ubuntu server which I have hosting many ...
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What are my options for reverse-KVM?

I've been asked to create reverse-KVM terminals in a small doctor's office. There would be a terminal in each visiting room and they would all control the same computer (the doctor's office desktop). ...
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Remote login with pre-boot authentication (KVM switch)

I want to use full disk encryption with pre-boot authentication (Truecrypt) and somehow remotely enter the pre-boot password. KVM switch is apparently what I need. There seem to be billion different ...
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Is switching a KVM switch on 2 computers that are powered on problematic?

If I have 2 computers that are running, and I constantly switch back and forth using a KVM switch to switch monitors (and mouse), is that a problem? Can I blow a video card or short circuit anything? ...
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Dual monitor DVI kvm

Setup 2 DVI LCDs, 1 USB keyboard, 1 USB mouse, regular one jack audio. 2 PCs. I would like to share the peripherals/input devices between the two PCs but so far the dual DVI/USB/Audio KVM I found ...
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KVM switch changes resolution

I have 3 computers hooked up to a 4-port KVM switch and I am having a problem with the resolution on one of my computers. Whenever I switch to another computer and come back, the resolution goes from ...
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Reverse KVM solution

I need to setup a computer so that it can be operated from two locations. The locations are about 20 meter from each other and the user wants the experience to be the same from both locations, i.e. no ...
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Programmable USB Switch? [closed]

Is anyone aware of a USB Switch that is programmable or controlled via the PC? I am writing a test application that requires the device (a mobile phone) to be plugged in via USB to a PC for ...
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KVM for two Macs? to share one cinema display and keyboard between a Mac Pro and a Macbook

I have a Mac Pro and a Macbook Pro. I have a cinema display plugged into the pro most of the time, and a custom clacky keyboad... occasionally I want to "dock" my mac book in there instead to use the ...
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Setup - KVM + HP Docking Station + 2 HP Business Laptops + Monitor + Keyboard + Mouse

I already running HP Elite Laptop in a HP Docking station connected with Additional monitor. I need to enhance the setup by connecting my second laptop, such that I can control it from same keyboard, ...
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Is KVM the right solution for my problem?

I've never used (or even seen) a KVM switch before, but feel it might be the solution to my problem. I have two PCs: one is a Windows XP box, the other is a Linux (Ubuntu) box. For reasons outside ...
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Problem with KVM switch and erratic mouse movement on windows server 2008

I recently installed a PS/2 KVM switch that is connecting two Ubuntu servers and a Windows 2008 server. It worked fine with the Ubuntu boxes, but on the Windows box whenever I try to move the mouse ...
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Audio issues during KVM switch

I currently have two computers connected to a KVM. One of the computers is connected to a spare display. Both computers are connected to an audio mixer. The KVM has DVI for video, and USB for the ...
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GNOME 3 Num Lock & KVM switch

I'm using Arch Linux, and I just upgraded to GNOME 3 with GNOME Shell. I have a KVM switch, which says in the instruction manual to press the Scroll Lock key twice to switch modes. Scroll Locks has ...
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I can't connect Synergy mac client to windows host using Host Name, only IP address

Using Synergy 1.4.2, I'm trying to run a mac client on a windows synergy host. However, I seem to be forced to use an ip address to connect, the hostname doesn't work. e.g. This works: synergyc ...
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How can I force particular display settings while using a KVM?

I recently bought a VGA + PS/2 KVM switch, just to make life a little easier for a few days while setting up a new PC for someone while also running my own. It seems to work as advertised, but one ...
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Is it possible to use synergy with a single monitor and 3 desktops?

Is it possible to use synergy with a single monitor and 3 desktops? All running XP. I'm trying to avoid buying a KVM switch... Right. Still trying to use a single keyboard and mouse, but w/3 desktops ...
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How to share 1 monitor with 2 PCs

I have 1 monitor and 2 PCs. I would like to connect either PC via DVI cable with a single monitor. Does exists some DVI cable with 2 IN connector and 1 Output (monitor) with the possibility to switch ...
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Keyboard remote control

Since IP KVMs are too expensive for me (especially for a home project), I need to find a way to send real keystrokes to a computer remotely in order to install OSes, changing BIOS settings, etc. Do ...
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does Ubuntu 10.04 work with a KVM USB ports for mouse and keyboard?

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 ...
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Advice for sharing a keyboard, mouse and monitor between a PC and Mac? [closed]

I have a PC and bought a Mac Mini recently. I am thinking of sharing my keyboard, mouse and the 24" Dell monitor between the PC and Mac Mini. What would be the better solution for me? KVM Sounds ...
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Interconnection between 2 computers in different networks

What I want is to connect 2 computers (work and personal) primary for using a software KVM (Input Director or Synergy). Transferring files between them would be a plus. The main issue is that the ...