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

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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 ...
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Can I stop USB devices from disconnecting when using KVM switch?

I have a KVM switch hooked up to my Win7 box, and every time I switch away, it seems to disconnect the USB devices - keyboard and mouse. Is there a setting somewhere to prevent this from happening? ...
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CPU away from monitor and keyboard

I have a relatively loud desktop computer. I would like to place the computer in a closet on the other side of the room, so there is only the keyboard, mouse, and screen on my desk. (The closet has ...
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Detect Displays on Windows?

Is there anyway to do something like Mac OS X's "Detect Displays" on Windows (Vista Business, SP2)? I have two monitors connected to two computers, one of them through a KVM-switch. When Windows is ...
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Transfer files between two computers connected by KVM

I have a Windows 7 Desktop and an Ubuntu Laptop connected with a KVM switch. I use the setup for software development, so I am constantly switching between the two, so I need a way to quickly transfer ...
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Native Resolution Unavailable for Second Monitor

I am using this belkin switch: http://www.belkin.com/uk/switch2/ The switch basically connects 1 monitor to 2 different computers so you can easily switch output display between the computers. Right ...
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Macbook Pro 13“ + KVM + 24” LCD limited to 1920x1080 and I need 1920x1200

My Macbook Pro (unibody, mid 2009, 13") supports the 1920x1200 resolution of my screen, using the VGA display port adapter, but when I connect that through a simple USB + VGA KVM, the resolution ...
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Using one wireless mouse for multiple computers: WoW 5 boxing

I have a friend who's wanting to five box for WoW. He's been using a keyboard/mouse switch/signal multiplier, however it has proven to be not what he needs. He was looking at getting five sets of the ...
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KVM Switch for a mac and a Windows (XP or 7) machine to share VDU

Have a MacPro (snow leopard) connected to an (windows standard) Asus 25" monitor via a DVI-->VGA adapter. Now the boss wants me to work from home, so I want to share my Asus display with a Windows XP ...
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How can you stop the Connect/Disconnect sound on WinXP?

I recently started using a KVM at work, and now every time I switch one of my machines sounds off Windows XP's connected or disconnected device wav file. Is there a way to disable this without muting ...
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MacBook in Clamshell Mode with a KVM Switch?

Hey guys. I just got this KVM Switch that works really well so far. However, I prefer to use my macbook (unibody, early 2009) in clamshell mode so that it sets the external monitor as the primary ...
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USB KVM vs. PS/2 KVM switches

Is one of those types of KVM switches better than the other in any way? One faster than the other? Is the switching instantaneous? Transparency for the OS: Does the OS even know about the switch? Does ...
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Maxivista vs. Synergy vs. hardware KVM switches [closed]

I have 2 PCs on my desk, each one with its own screen, mouse and keyboard. And it's a pain moving from one PC to the other (even though they are one foot away from each other). So, it's time to change ...
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Switching computer using a KVM reset my windows

I have a Starview KVM. My first computer is a Desktop Windows Server 2008 and my second computer is a Windows XP 64 Professional Dell Laptop (with the display closed). My problem is that when I'm ...
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Is it possible to assign the Windows 7 detect resolution function to a hotkey?

I recently got a new 27" monitor that runs at 1920 x 1080. It's shared, via a KVM switch, between my wife's computer and mine. It has a bit of a problem switching between computers now, that it ...
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Performance of a KVM over IP device?

I'm recently looking for a KVM-over-IP device for a single computer connection. I'm especially looking for a device that is capable of transmitting high quality output from a VGA or DVI (the output ...
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MacBook Pro Crash when plugging in VGA dongle

Here is the situation: My macbook hard crashes (basically appears to turn off) when I plug in my VGA out dongle. I have looked through the logs and cannot find any related logging. The VGA ...
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Synergy dropping certain keys

I'm having a very strange problem with synergy. I'm running a synergy server instance on an Ubuntu machine and a synergy client on an adjacent Windows XP machine. On occasion certain letters on the ...
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Advice for sharing a guest vm's files with the host

I've got a RAIDZ array on a FreeBSD guest. My host is Ubuntu 10.04 running KVM. I'd like to mount the array on the host OS somehow and access the files as efficiently as possible. Any advice? ...
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IOGear 2-Port USB KVM Switch doesn't shows my laptop monitor

i bought IOGear 2-Port USB KVM Switch (http://www.iogear.com/product/GCS22U/) and connected it to my desktop and laptop. The desktop works great, and i can see that the remote switch between the two ...
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Best Performing Remote Desktop Software for WAN [closed]

I've been tasked with connecting a computer in one of our branches in the midlands to one in south wales. We have been using windows remote desktop but find it too slow. The ADSL on the computer ...
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Alternatives to a homemade network KVM switch?

I'm wondering is there any alternatives to a network KVM switch? I'm looking to use one on my home machine while away. I'd be using it on 1 or 2 machines with Fedora / Windows XP/7.
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Cross platform KVM over ethernet

I'm not sure if this exists, but this is what I'd like to do. I have a laptop and a desktop that I work on about equally. The laptop runs windows 7 and the desktop is on kubuntu 10.04. What I want to ...
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How can I share a monitor between two computers?

I have two desktops, side by side. The 2nd desktop is for guests. About once a week a friend comes over and plays games on it next to me. So anyway, I have two identical 23 inch Hanns-g monitors, one ...
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Windows 7 refuse to display 1920x1080

I have a new machine with a recent video card (ATI Radeon HD5850) connected to an Acer H233h monitor with a native resolution of 1920x1080 through a KVM (switch keyboard) At first, as the KVM don't ...
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Looking for a software solution which acts like a hardware KVM

I've seen programs like Synergy before which allow a keyboard and mouse to be used across multiple systems. Unfortunately Synergy treats both systems like they are the same thing (when you move the ...
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Sharing Clipboard between non-networked PC's (KVM style)

My situation is this: I have a PC which is joined to a domain, and another computer 'outside' that network. I'd like to use a KVM style device to switch between them, but sharing the clipboard would ...
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Can I get my video card to output a DVI and VGA signal at the same time?

I've got: a lovely 24" monitor, w/both DVI and VGA inputs, a personal desktop w/a Radeon HD Pro 2400 video card (both DVI and VGA outputs) a work laptop w/both outputs, and a KVM switch that handles ...
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Invoking 'Hotkey Mode' in IO Gear's GCS632U KVM Switch

Awhile ago I changed the switch port key to left control on my IO Gear USB Switch and I'd like to change it back to Scroll Lock. When I did this, I have some memory of believing that I had found an ...
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Connect three computers (including one laptop) to one monitor

I have the following hardware: 2 Desktop PCs, running Windows XP and Ubuntu Macbook Pro a LCD monitor, a wired keyboard, and a wired mouse Currently, I'm using an oldish IOGear KVM switch to ...
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Monitor goes black for a few seconds

I have a Hanns G 28" monitor, Model # HG281D It has its issues (viewing angle sucks) but has been functional and solid, great for desktop stuff. Worked without any sign of any problems for 6-12 ...
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How to disable monitor auto detection in Windows 7?

I am currently running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with a dual monitor setup with an NVIDIA 7950 GT graphics card. One monitor is dedicated to this machine and the other monitor is connected to a DVI ...
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Use mouse to switch KVM?

Is there a KVM that allows me to switch computers using a mouse button?