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

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Sharing 2 monitors between 2 computers in different configurations

I have a laptop (for work) and a desktop PC (for personal use) that I use side by side in my home office. I'm thinking of purchasing 2 Dell P2414H 24" monitors with a dual monitor stand. I'd like to ...
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USB Switch for Keyboard and Mouse (KM)

Background I am looking to switch my keyboard and mouse between a desktop computer and a laptop. The desktop resolution is 2560x1600, which eliminates most (but not all) KVM switches. The monitor has ...
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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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One computer, switch between four monitors?

I don't have a powered standing desk - instead I have a fixed standing desk next to a regular desk. I currently have two monitors on the standing desk attached to the computer. I'd like to add another ...
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virt-install fails to start in centos 6.6

I am trying to host virtual KVM machines on my server. Specs: CentOS release 6.6 (Final) processor : 11 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 45 model name : ...
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Do wireless KVM switches exist? (wireless plugging to PCs, not peripherals) [closed]

I always have from 2 to 5 PCs for repair on my room, they come in and out very quickly. I use KVM solutions for working with them, but I'd like to avoid constantly plugging and unplugging so many ...
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Could not get PS2 keyboard to work with Startech KVM

I have a Startech 2-port KVM switch I am using between a Windows 7 and Linux box. Unfortunately I cannot get it to work with a PS2 keyboard that I like (using a PS2-to-USB adapter), although it does ...
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KVM with dual output for extended desktop [closed]

I'm having trouble finding a solution for setting up a switch for three laptops to two monitors. I'd need a KVM that matches the following criteria: 3 inputs for the laptops; 2 outputs to two ...
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Is it possible to keep a driver loaded in memory when its device is removed?

I have a KVM-Switch (Trendnet TK-207K) that uses a "pass-through technology". This being that when the KVM's switch is toggled it is essentially disconnecting the console hardware from one computer ...
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Using dnsmasq with KVM

I just installed KVM on a CentOS 7 x64 minimal installation version at home. And I got a problem when the guest is trying to get an IP from the internal DHCP server from KVM (dnsmasq). I already have ...
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Does a solution exist for using an Apple Thunderbolt Display/Apple Wireless Keyboard/Apple Magic Mouse with both PC and Mac switched by a form of KVM?

I've got an fairly complex setup at home, and desktop clutter (extra keyboards, displays, and mice) are the bane of my existence. I'm composing this question on a Mid 2010 27" iMac, which has ...
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Can KVMs for 3 monitors & USB keyboard/mouse be used in a mixed Mac/PC environment?

Is it possible to use three Thunderbolt displays on multiple computers (mixed environment of PCs and Macs)? I've used KVMs in other PC-only environments, but I am trying to find out if both PCs and ...
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KVM With Black Screen

So I've recently picked up a KVM switch. Installed it, mouse and keyboard work fine. But now I have a black screen. I can unhook and go straight to my video card with no problem, but nothing out of ...
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KVM to/from PCs

Is there a way to send keystrokes and mouse signal to a target machine without installing any type of software (even an OS) on the target machine? I want to do some repair and diagnostics-related ...
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qemu + centos 7 - cpu tuning in not available on this host

I am running OpenNebula on Centos 7 hosts - one host is fully operating the other two says: error: unsupported configuration: CPU tuning is not available on this host I've got through some git code ...
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Why does my monitor sometimes display a moira pattern (of sorts)

I recently bought a SIIG CE-KV0411-S1 (2-port DisplayPort KVM) to share an Asus VK278Q between my gaming PC and a MacBook. The Mac never gives me any trouble, but if the PC goes to sleep while it is ...
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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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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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Issue using virtual KVM java app

Receiving this error trying to use console redirection to remotely control a server: Error: The field has an invalid value: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <jnlp spec="1.0+" ...
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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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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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Best Way to Connect 3 Computers to Peripherals

I'm trying to find my best, low-latency option for connecting three computers. Generally, this wouldn't be an issue, but I see no way to do what I'm looking to do without having to plug/unplug cords ...
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How can one seamlessly utilize two computers via dual monitors and a single keyboard / mouse? [closed]

I have a Toshiba laptop with docking station connected to two LCD monitors. I have a Dell workstations currently not attached to any monitors. I'd like to use the laptop for general office work and ...
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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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Is there a KVM switch that plays audio from all connections?

My PC is set up with Xen. It is running two DomU's, both with a VGA card exposed. One domain is going to get the sound card on the motherboard and the other is going to get a USB audio card. I ...
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How do I configure synergy to use a non primary monitor?

I have a tri-monitor set up that is shared between a windows box and a linux box, on top of which, two of the monitors are connected to a KVM switch which switches between the two machines. The third ...
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Why does my Startech SV231 USB KVM Only work with some devices

I have a StarTech SV231 USB 2-Port KVM switch. I can't get it to connect and work with two different computers... I have three computers I have tested it with and it only works with 1 of them. (Yes ...
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Win7 USB mouse driver no longer handling KVM switching

I have been using a 2-port USB KVM switch for years without problems, but in the last few days when I switch back to my win-7 PC the mouse is not working correctly; the mouse hover events register and ...
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What do I need to look for in a KVM that connects to many different devices?

I've used several KVMs in the past, and they've all had the same flaw: they work great if you leave the same two machines connected, but if you need to connect/disconnect lots of machines to the same ...
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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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Managed USB Switch [closed]

We have 4 computers controlled by an KVM-over-IP switch, so we can remotely control the keyboard and the mouse and can see the screens. Now, we need to connect an usb flash device to that computers - ...
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Looking for a KVM switch capable of viewing 2048x2560 [closed]

I'm looking for a KVM switch capable of doing a resolution of 2048x2560 resolution. I've managed to find ones that are capable of doing 2560x1600 but those don't quite suit our needs. Has anybody ...
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Working KVM switch & wireless keyboard combination? [closed]

Is there a KVM switch that works with a full-size wireless keyboard? The switch must support a DVI monitor with 1920x1200 resolution. Wireless mouse support would be nice, but a wireless keyboard is ...
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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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KMV switch, not working correctly

Not sure if Superusers is the best spot to be posting this, let me know if something else is more appropriate. I have two computers hooked up to a 4x1 USB HDMI KVM SWITCH I use a wireless mouse and ...
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Is KVM Over IP the same as an IPMI?

The reason I ask is because my provider gives me an IP that I go to and I can login and access my server via a web interface on a public IP. Recently, there has been a lot of hacks via exploits to ...
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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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Sharing keyboard and mouse between two boxes

I have a Mac and PC that I need to share the USB keyboard and mouse connections with. They each have a separate monitor. I think a regular KVM switch is overkill because of the separate monitors, ...
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Options to drag and drop with synergy KVM switch?

I am effectively using Synergy between Windows/Linux/Android However, I am trying to find a way to drag and drop. I know I can "just network a drive, and modify a [send to], but honestly, when it ...
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libvirtError: internal error: client socket is closed

I've this error when installing a Debian wheezy VM in qemu-KVM with libvirt error while establishing the connection « qemu:///system » : internal error: client socket is closed Traceback (most ...
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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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Share desktop monitor/keyboard/mouse with laptop

I have a desktop PC running Windows 7 setup on a traditional desk. From time to time, I would like to plug in a Windows 7 laptop and share the keyboard and mouse, (monitor - I am ok with using the ...
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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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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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Linux + Windows on kvm-switch. Windows works, Linux does not

I have a dual-port, dual-dvi kvm ( dual dvi monitors for 2 computers ). One port is for Windows 7/64, the other port is Linux Mint/64. Windows almost always works, meaning I get hot, dual-screen ...
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Sharing 2 usb devices, sound and monitor between mac mini and PC

I recently bought Aten Technologies CS692 2-Port USB HD Video/Audio KVM Switch and installed it to my PC and mac combination, however I were using a mouse/keyboard combo and the KVM switch had ...
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Copy and paste password in Java Applet

I need to access a server over iKvM but I can't figure out how to paste my client's huge password with weird symbols in. Is there a special paste key?
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VGA Monitor Selector Switch

I find myself in a strange situation trying to replace an old piece of hardware. My old VGA switch is becoming buggy, so I decided to buy a replacement, only to find that I cannot locate the correct ...
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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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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 ...