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

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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?
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Sharing mouse, keyboard, and screen between networked computers

I've already heard of Synergy+. I remember hearing of another program that did pretty much the same thing, but allowed you to move windows from one screen to the other, even on different computers. ...
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How much longer will the dsub port be supported in new hardware

For cost reasons (~$50 vs $200) I'm probably going to buy a 4 way KVM switch with a DSUB video connection for the mostly headless computers I have running for various purposes. The only concern I ...
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Synergy (plus) Alternative [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A synergy alternative that just works? I'm a quite a happy Synergy+ user. I share my keyboard and mouse between three machines, two Windows and one OS X. However, I've ...
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Installed “kvm in the cable” and now mic won't work

I installed a Linkskey 2-port KVM-in-the-cable w/ audio & mic for my XP box (and a second Vista box as soon as I find another power cord & network cable) and everything works fine on the XP ...
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Turn laptop display into normal monitor for use with a kvm in a server rack

Like many places, we have a rack with a space for a KVM. Also like many places, the monitor that sits there is a small ancient CRT. I'd like to replace it with an lcd, but I don't have much chance ...
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Touchscreen over Ethernet (with video?)

I've got touchscreen which has a VGA output and a USB (or alternatively, serial) connection which acts like a mouse (for the resistive touch part). I've got Cat5E cabling in my house, and would like ...
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IOGEAR GCS632U KVM casues Windows 7 Screensaver to not work

When my Windows 7 laptop is in its dock and connected to the IOGEAR GCS632U KVM switch the screensaver will not start. If connected directly to the mouse and keyboard while in the dock the screensaver ...
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Windows 7 fails to install on KVM with qemu

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on a virtual machine on my 64 bit Ubuntu Karmic box. I get to the point of selecting my language settings and clicking 'install now', but a short while later I get a ...
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Ubuntu 9.10: switch in KVM, mouse is detected but not usable immediately

I use a KVM switch to jump between my tower and laptop, both placed on my desk. With Ubuntu 9.04 this worked perfectly. In 9.10, when I switch to the tower, then back to the laptop, the mouse is ...
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KVM Functionality

I want to buy a KVM and I don't know if the video cables are required to be connected in order for the KVM Switch to work. For my current setup I only need mouse and keyboard switching. I tried an ...
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Know of a keyboard switch (like KVM) that works with the Apple Slim Aluminum Keyboard? [closed]

I just found out that my IOGEAR KVM switch (GCS22U) doesn't work with my Apple slim aluminum keyboard. This is really frustrating because I now have a KVM that works with Ubuntu and Snow Leopard, ...
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Recommended KVM switches for working with three monitors and on Vista / Windows 7?

Does anyone have any recommendations of KVM switches to try that (ideally) will work on Windows 7 but crucially support three monitors? I had a Belkin one but some keys didn't work on my Dell ...
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KVM Switch - Image Quality

Does a KVM Switch causes loss of image quality? I want to install one but thinking if this will effect the quality of the image (colors/etc), displayed on the screens.
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Is my Dell laptop too old to work with my Apple Cinema Display?

My laptop is starting to get a little old. It has a VGA port on the back. My nice new Apple Cinema Display that's connected to my Mac Pro is DVI-D. That means I need to turn my analog VGA signal from ...
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Do KVMs exist for multiple monitors?

If I have my PC setup with 2 monitors (for wide desktop, useful for web development), and my mac setup with multiple monitors - is there a KVM available that can support this? It seems most of them ...
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Will a software KVM work between a Mac and PC (Windows)?

I have read that mechanical KVMs are not the best. If I buy one of those Mac mini's, would I be able to use the one keyboard, PC and monitor (multiple monitors?) with a software KVM ? UPDATE Just ...
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Why won't daskeyboard work with kvms?

What prevents das keyboard from working with kvms? (info from www.daskeyboard.com) Why would a keyboard not be compatible with a kvm?
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Need a KVM that supports advanced mice, keyboards, and other peripherals [closed]

I've used a number of KVMs and found a great variation in performance with mice. Some seem to support wireless mice and others don't (or worse mouse pointer gets stuck occasionally and drives you ...
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Why do I need to auto-adjust my LCD monitor when switching between Windows and Linux with a KVM?

I routinely work in Windows, Linux, and Mac, so I obtained this KVM switch: http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=404586 Now, whenever I switch between Linux (Ubuntu 9.04) ...