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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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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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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How to get Windows 8.1 laptop to retain extended desktop settings when switching monitor output to other machines via KVM?

I have a notebook running Windows 8.1 and its VGA port attached to a KVM switch for sharing an external LG 1920x1080 monitor with other machines. I can extend the Windows 8.1 notebook desktop to this ...
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vhost_net and virtio on KVM

I have read that “vhost_net” offers better performance against “virtio” based on ...
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View output from multiple laptops on one monitor at the same time

I have two (or multiple) laptops and a single monitor. I could use a KVM switch to switch between laptops. I have a follow up question. Is there anyway i could view screens of multiple laptops on one ...
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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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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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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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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 ...