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

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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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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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Need a KVM setup to support HDMI and DisplayPort input with DVI or HDMI output

Here is what I want to connect via KVM to have one monitor and keyboard/mouse: 1st Work laptop (HP EliteBook 8560P) with a DisplayPort and VGA video output - I bought a passive DisplayPort to HDMI ...
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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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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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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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How to get the total allocated size of the files inside a folder on Windows

I have a SMB share in which I keep a bunch of dynamic VHD and QCOW2 images used as volumes for virtual machines. This share is supposed to be used by Hyper-V as well as KVM nodes. I'd like to know ...
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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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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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Is there a way that two remote windows sessions sharing a mouse and a keyboard?

The question is somewhat tricky to you unless you know about virtual desktop environment Currently, my office is using several Ncomputing's L300 devices, thin clients, and sharing rss on the host ...
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Stop guest VM powering off when switching machines?

I have two machines, both windows. I'm using VM Workstation 11 in one. If I have the VM running on one machine, and I switch to the other one for ~5 minutes, it appears as though the VM powers off. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Share 1 hdd to PC and PS3

I have HDD connected to PS3 via USB. Is there any device to allow connecting this HDD to computer also? My goal is to have this HDD connected to both PS3 and PC and then on PC there supposed to be ...
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Is there anyway to install a software inside a VM?

In my system I have 100s of virtual machines and I want to install a package uniformly inside those VMs, same version etc. I may not have the passwords for those VMs, becuase different users may ...
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RHEV / KVM - backuping of running VMs

Is there any way or known script / how-to / tools to backup running VM (using VM snapshot and than merging snapshot file with VM disk)? I need to backup running KVMs without downtime and simple copy ...
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Intel AMT KVM: Accessing Multiple Servers Behind One Public IP Address

I have to host multiple servers in a collocation center which is distant over 250 km. I need to have as good remote control over the servers as possible. In other words, I need to be able to access ...
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How exactly does “intel_iommu=igfx_off” affect the passthrough of an Intel IGD?

How exactly does "intel_iommu=igfx_off" affect the passthrough of an Intel IGD? Does it prevent the detachment of Intel IGD from host altogether so that the emulator such as qemu-kvm won't even see ...
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windows on linux KVM how attach a drive to windows VM

I use the following command to create my windows vm on redhat KVM. virt-install --os-variant=win2k8 --disk path=/var/tmp/virtio-win-0.1-100.iso,device=cdrom --network bridge=virbr1 --disk ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...