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I searched for ages for this very same thing. I found the Share Keyboard & Mouse app (by SmartUX) on the Google play store which should do what you want. You can find the PC client on their web page.


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If your monitor has multiple input sockets (DVI, VGA, HDMI or even 2x DVI) you can attach both PCs to the monitor using two different sockets. The monitor should be able to switch between inputs using a button or some command in it's menus. It's cheaper than a KVM-switch. The downside: You may need to use VGA instead of DVI, but that is not a problem in ...


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Is one of those types of KVM switches better than the other in any way? Depends what you want to do, but for the most part they are equal. I often use a USB adapter on my PS/2 KVM switches with no problem. In most modern computers that still have ps2 ports, the PS/2 bus is actually part of the USB bus. ---EDIT--- After doing some more research found ...


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Synergy would allow you to use one monitor on each and switch between machines. It synchronizes you clipboard between machines which is great and even allows you to drag and drop files between machines. Most people that I know with this issue use Synergy. I've also setup a single monitor KVM in the past and went dual monitor on one machine, and then used ...


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What's wrong with SSH and RDP; or VNC?


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No, that should not be a problem. After all that is exactly the purpose of a KVM switch. The KVM switch (that is operating properly) should properly load all PC connections so that nothing bad happens. Note: I've used KVMs powered externally with a wall wart and powered from the connected PCs (the power from the keyboard and mouse ports). The PC-powered ...


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The KVM tag says it all. You should be looking for something like this. Your keyboard, mouse and monitor plug into the KVM, and then the KVM plugs into your two computers.


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Have you checked out the advanced options of mstsc? I've connected smoothly to machines with 1m/250k connections. Under the "Experience" tab you can choose to disable certain aspects of remote desktop. There are even presets for poor connections. I'd choose the lowest preset (56k modem) and then change color to 15 or 16-bit.


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You're looking for a KVM Switch. Or you could find a DVI video switch, but that will likely be just as expensive.


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The most likely reason is that your different machines are running at different resolutions or refresh rates. Even if they're identical, though, different video cards produce subtly different output (*), so your monitor needs to adjust for optimal performance. (*) Matrox used to make a big deal about how their black-to-white pixel voltage spike was sharper ...


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It sounds like it could be a short in either the monitor, the dongle, or the notebook. If it was a software issue, it should leave a log, and it wouldn't just turn off, it'd more likely reboot. First try some things from the User's Manual: Update your system software. Run hardware diagnostics Shutdown the computer Unplug ALL devices and cables from the ...


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I would have to say yes. I have a 2-port KVM for two boxes I have at home, and the image quality is perceptibly different when I'm using the KVM with that monitor vs. when I'm not. Mind you, I am using a cheap KVM, and with VGA cables, i.e. analog signal. On the other hand, I expect that if you had a good KVM and were using DVI-D or HDMI cables instead, ...


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Here's the easy way Unless you have some specific why you'd install a GuestOS using virt-install, here's the 'easy' way to do it without virt-install. I have a working VM with Windows 7 installed. Here's how I created it. Step 1: Create the virtual disk image qemu-img create -f qcow2 vdisk.img 100g This creates a virtual disk in the qcow2 format. ...


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Yes, it exists: a short list at Multi-monitor KVM. I guess there will also be software solutions, where for example the PC would be a server for the screen as sent by the Mac.


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I have 2 possible workarounds: The first involves a DualHead2Go. Maybe you can add this between your KVM swith and your 2 monitors. I'm not sure this will work though. Another option is to use a second (VGA or DVI only) switch. You could then connect one screen with your regular KVM where also your keyboard and mouse is attached. And attach your second ...


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Maybe something like Synergy is what you are looking for? http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/


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I guess this is KVM switch specific. Some KVM switches emulate virtual keyboard, mouse and monitor for each computer it is connected to whereas some just switch away the connection without further processing. As all of us can guess, the switching type is much cheaper... Not too much we can do here I believe...


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Lantronix SecureLinx Spider (My favorite!!) Avocent DSR1024 Single-port IP KVM (Has been replaced with "Avocent MergePoint Unity family, but I can't find a single-user device) Minicom PX 1 to 1 KVM over IP Server Access and Control with Virtual Media Raritan Dominion KX II-101 Raritan eRIC G4 AdderLink IPEPS


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You could purchase a dual-monitor KVM switch The ███████ 2-port Dual Monitor KVM Switch (DVI+VGA) offers a complete multimedia switching solution, letting users control two Dual Display computers using a single USB mouse and keyboard peripheral set. or This compact 2-port dual monitor KVM switch (DVI+DVI) offers the ultimate in convenience and ...


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The Startech KVM SV231DPDDUA will display 2560x1600. We had discovered compatibility issues with some monitors last year (2011) which has since been fixed. This KVM has been tested with Dell U3008, and the Dell U3011 at 2560x1600 resolutions. If you are still in possession of the KVM, I encourage you to return it for a free replacement with the fix in place. ...


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The process is described in the article Converting a Windows Vista KVM Virtual Machine to Redhat VirtIO Drivers. You should first download from linux-kvm.com the Windows Guest Drivers in cdrom image (iso). The current version is at this link. Here is an excerpt from the article (read "Windows 2008" for "Vista") : Make sure Vista VM is up to date on ...


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You can use the Hot Corners utility to power off the screen in windows once you reach a corner. This would mean altering your flow a little, and when moving off the edge from Windows 7 to XP, you would make sure the mouse passes through the top or bottom corner that you have designated as the hot corner. The second image in the link shows the option to ...


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I've been having a similar issue myself; I have two monitors and two computers, but use both monitors for each computer (one on DVI inputs, one on DisplayPort). Not finding any obvious solutions, I went ahead and tried to fix it myself :) The end result is that I've added some code to synergy that will automatically tell your monitor to switch inputs when ...


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I went down this road for a while and then decided to use Remote Desktop which is built into all versions of Windows - it gets better with more controls with Windows 7. Made sure the two devices are on the same high speed switch. No cost no switches, FAST..just as fast as sitting at the keyboard...same keyboard same mouse....AND cut and paste between ...


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It could be poor grounding of the computer or monitor, cheap cables, cables not screwed on tightly, or the KVM beginning to go bad.


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You need a KVM switch. You would plug one of the monitors into the switch and have the PC and the laptop both output to the switch. Using a KVM switch is not like plugging and unplugging devices. A proper KVM switch will maintain the sync and data signals to the PC and to the Mac so that both devices believe a monitor is present even though the monitor ...


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How about this one? ADDERView 4 PRO DVI Multi-Screen The ADDERView PRO is a professional grade KVMA switch delivering ultimate flexibility for users who wish to share high resolution screens (up to 5MP) and modern USB peripherals between a multiplicity of computers.


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Most KVM switches don't require drivers; they emulate normal HID and DDC connections so that the computer doesn't know any different, and detect key presses (ScrLck twice on the ones I've used) to switch.


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You actually advised the most likely problem in your post where you said "The only changes I may have done in this computer is may be the resolutions.". If the resolution of the computer is greater then the KVM/monitor can handle this is exactly the type of response you would see.


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Yes it's possible. As long as the keyboard and mouse work correctly on all three computers when connected directly they should via a KVM. I've used a two port IOGear KVM to switch between an Mac and PC.



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