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

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How to make VM routable from home network

I have 3 guest OS on KVM/QEMU, all of them can connect to each other as well as the host. But my phone (home network) cannot access it. How do i make it routable from home network? Details -> Home ...
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Video intermittently cutting out - how can I determine root cause

Equipment Used: Lenovo Laptop ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th Left monitor: HPVH22 Right monitor: SAMSUNG T27A300 Lenovo ThinkPad Doc LDC-G2 StarTech SV431DHD4KU (Dual monitor switcher KVM) Symptom: Every ...
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Why do both of my laptop fans run at high speed in sleep mode, but only when connected to a KVM switch? Firmware on both laptops is up to date

I have two Lenovo laptops connected to one HDMI monitor through a KVM switch. One laptop is a Lenovo X1 Carbon running Debian Linux and the other is a Lenovo Thinkpad T580 running Windows 10. Both ...
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How to use Dual monitors KVM with a closed macbook

I've recently bought a dual monitor KVM switch, to which I connected my home pc, a macbook, and two monitors. When I select my pc everything works well, and the two monitors display the two halves of ...
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144hz from DisplayPort through USB Type B

So I'm thinking of purchasing below KVM-switch/docking station to be able to switch between my gaming PC and work laptop: https://www.startech.com/en-us/cards-adapters/usb3ddockft I have a FHD monitor ...
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KVM Switch for desktop (hdmi+usb connection) + laptop (usb-c connection)

I would like to set up my home workstation (desktop tower, 1 monitor, mouse, keyboard) so that a KVM switch can be used so that a laptop can easily use the monitor, mouse and keyboard. It appears the ...
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KVM-like switch crossed with remote desktop to give remote access to BIOS/pre-boot

I am looking for something like a KVM switch, however, combined with something like Microsoft Remote Desktop or VNC. I have a laptop that I want to plug into a device that will bridge USB input and ...
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Displayport KVM switch not passing signal if Adaptive HDMI to Displayport Cable/Adapter and Displayport to DVI cable used

I bought a Displayport KVM switch to switch between two PCs using the same two monitors and I cannot get one of the monitors to work if I use an Adaptive HDMI to Displayport Cable/Adapter and ...
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Connect 3 monitors to my laptop and desktop

I'm trying to implement the following scenario. I have a 3 monitor setup and want to switch between my desktop and laptop which connected to those external monitors. I tried with HDMI splitter and ...
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What is the hotkey combo for the Action Star Linxcel US-146A KVM Switch

This is a (very) old 4 port USB/VGA KVM switch that I do not have the manual for. I was able to use search engines to look up some details about it. A picture can be seen on this page or here in ...
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How to share/switch several devices between two PCs when KVM switches have limited ports?

I have a personal gaming desktop and work laptop that need to share all of the following devices and be switchable by a KVM (or at least a single cable swap): 2K monitor USB Keyboard USB Mouse (...
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Group VM by tag in virt-manager on Ubuntu

virt-manager question KVM on Ubuntu 20.04/libvirt/qemu How i can group vm in virt-manager interface? In virtualbox or hyper-v/vmware this is very simple. Googling doesnt gave the result.
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Second monitor on KVM goes black

Equipment: Windows 10 desktop (PC1) and Surface tablet (PC2) with a 2 way dual kvm monitor. Problem: The second monitor goes black when connected to PC1 after the PC goes to sleep and does not ...
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Host a second PC In a Window like a VM

I have several PCs that I use for home and work. I currently use a KVM switch to move between them, but this results in wait times as screens switch and some issues with extra functionality for things ...
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the windows memory allocation can not change automatically in virtual env

The vm will allocate all memory in compute node when I boot a 2C16G40G windows vm, and I have already enable balloon in vm and set memory allocation manually. In contrast, The memory of Linux vm can ...
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Macvtap - Tagging Vlans on Virtual Switches for KVM

I want to manage which vlans my KVM guests receive. I have a QEMU/KVM server with 1 nic KVM Box sits on the management lan, untagged from the switch. This same line also acts as a trunk line receiving ...
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KVM including network?

I have a situation where there are two computers and only one display, keyboard and mouse to control them. The obvious solution would be to use a KVM to switch between PC one and two to control them. ...
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USB devices are intermittently disconnecting when connected through a KVM switch

The problem: I have a keyboard and mouse hooked up to my Dell U3419W monitor, which has a built-in KVM switch and is connected to both my desktop and my laptop. Both the desktop and laptop are Windows ...
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KVM switch doesn't work with only 1 computer

I have been using a KVM switch for my keyboard and mouse only (it's a USB KVM) for about 2 weeks. It's inputs are my desktop PC and my work laptop. At first everything was fine, now when I unplug the ...
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Two Laptops Connected to One Monitor; KVM Not Working With Both Setups

I would like to connect my Macbook Air and HP Laptop to the same monitor. The HP laptop & KVM are connected to a docking station. Both laptops are connected to the monitor via HDMI (thunderbolt 2 ...
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4K monitor reported as 60hz over DVI-D. Accurate or not?

My Windows 10 computer (GTX 1060) and L28u-30 4K monitor are both reporting 60hz refresh rate when connected with DVI-D KVM (IOGear GCS1644) a DVI-D converter to HDMI. I read that DVI-D only supports ...
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Configuring Avocent SV220H KVM Switch, dual laptops, single monitor

I recently purchased a Vertiv Avocent SV220H HDMI 2 Port KVM Switch. My thought was to run my 2 laptops (one personal / one work) through the switch to a single monitor. This hasn't worked. Both ...
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How to allow only USB cable transfer and block internet on Windows Firewall?

I've bought a KM (keyboard-mouse) link cable. When you connect 2 PCs with this cable, you can use either PCs with a single mouse/keyboard. Also you can make data transfer by just drag&drop. This ...
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Why are there random clicks when using KVM switch?

Using a new CKLau KVM switch, occasionally there are random mouse clicks on the screen. These clicks only occur one one of the computers and not both. The clicks are very frustrating; they move the ...
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Computer doesn't output video through KVM switch

My problem is very similar to this question where in it works if I connect the computer directly to the monitor but not when I connect it through the KVM. And the solution to this means that the ...
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KVM to start/stop 2 remote computers controlled via VNC

I have this setup In the studios of a very small local-sized FM broadcasting radio station, serving my city, there are 2 PCs acting as servers. Call them servers A and B. Services are duplicated and ...
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Screen blinks/flashes while switching monitor due to KVM + DP

This will be a long story because I need top share all observations in case any of it is relevant. My monitor has a direct DP connection to my PC (for high refresh rate) and an HDMI connection to an ...
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Keyboard problems with my W key

My W key doesn't work correctly, for instance in order for it to work I have to press it multiple times and sometimes the key will work. How do I fix this?
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Sharing I/O across home and work computer

I have a dual monitor setup, with various USB (type A) plugins that need a total of 3 USB type A ports. One of the monitors is DisplayPort/HDMI and the other is just HDMI. What I am looking to do is ...
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How to force windows event mouse plug?

I have a mouse gamer connected on a Switch usb (because I use it in 2 pc) When I Switch the hub from one pc to another the Driver doesn't detect the mouse plug event and I loose my mouse configs. I ...
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How to convert Virtulabox VM to QEMU and preserve snapshots?

Is there a way to convert my Virtualbox Virtual Machine (host Linux Mint 20 x64, guest machine Windows 10 x64) to a QEMU/KVM virtual machine and preserve the snapshots? Such that I do not have to full ...
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Way to disable a display on OSX from software?

I'm trying to set up a two-three monitor setup between my Macbook and my new Windows 10 PC, where I can easily switch which computer uses single display easily, ideally through some script in the ...
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Why Does My Microphone Stop Working When I Use A KVM Switch?

I recently bought a KVM switch to use the same keyboard and mouse between my work computer and my personal computer. My work computer is an iMac, and my personal computer is a home built Windows ...
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I want to share a docking station with 4 hdds in it between a laptop and a mini itx rig with a usb 3 sharing switch, are the switches all the same?

I want to be able to switch between using a docking station on a macbook and a windows mini itx rig, shouldn't be a problem partition wise because the drives are exfat, I realize I can't use them at ...
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is it possible to connect pc from one room to other room T.V using KVM over ip?

i want to connect my pc to the a T.V in other room but also control it from the other room[gaming/internet browsing/movies], from what i found that can be accomplished by using a KVM over ip, since it ...
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Why are mouse and keybord connected to KVM box not recognized by manufacturer software?

I recently got a TESmart 2-way dual monitor KVM. Im happy with it but I noticed that my mouse and keybord settings were a bit off. I have the G910 logitech keybord and when I run the software it can ...
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Switch docking station between two laptops

I have a dell docking station, which I can connect to one laptop with the type C cable attached to the docked station. I want to use the same Docking station for another laptop so looking for a device ...
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Windows 10 screen auto detect not working on HP laptop but works on ASUS

I have a new HP laptop, and older ASUS laptop, sharing a monitor via a 4-port VGA KVM box. On ASUS, when I switch away to another computer, all of the display content including what was on the monitor ...
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Windows machine not waking up when using a KVM switch

I have a Windows laptop which I can sleep and wake up using my keyboard and mouse. I recently added a KVM switch so that I can use the same resources for my work machine as well. However now, if I ...
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How to type on keyboard attached to Windows PC and send keypresses to Linux PC?

Context I want to use a special keyboard that only works on a Windows PC (due to drivers). I do all my work on an Ubuntu machine. The Windows machine and the Linux machine are side by side. They are ...
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KVM switch webcam crashes Windows 10

I recently bought an HDMI KVM switch to be able to connect my work computer (Windows 10) and my personal desktop (Windows 8.1) to the same monitor (as you do). The ports on it are typed, which I wasn'...
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Klau KVM Switch 2 PC 3 Monitors, Low Resolution Issue with One Monitor

I have this KVM (https://www.amazon.com/CKLau-Multi-Monitor-KVM-Switch/dp/B08BCFSHWL?th=1) to switch between work and home PCs. Computer A, macbook pro, works fine. Everything is connected, all ...
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My mouse & keyboard aren't working when plugged into my KVM Switch

I have two computers connected to a brand new KVM Switch (CKL-923HUA). Both computers are running Windows 10. I can switch between the displays without any issue, but the Keyboard, Mouse, and ...
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Virtual KVM “Mouse Without Borders” Fails During Logon Password Prompt, UAC Prompts

I've been using Microsoft Garage Band's free "Mouse Without Borders" (MWB) successfully to control multiple Windows 10 PCs with the physical keyboard and mouse that's closest to me at the ...
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KVM IPV6 forwarding with RA routes

I have qemu/kvm running on Ubuntu 18.04 with kernel 5.3. While creating virtual networks for guest machines, if IPV6 is enabled, I got the following error: enabling IPv6 forwarding with RA routes ...
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Two Dual Monitor Stations Connecting To One PC

I am trying to have a setup with two separate dual monitor stations connecting to the same PC. Where I could just press a switch and it would go from one station to the other. I looked up several ...
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External monitor output only correct when using extended desktop

When I choose "extend these displays" in display settings, my external super ultrawide monitor displays correctly. When I choose "show only on 2", the image shrinks about 50% and ...
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Why don't gaming keyboards typically work with KVM switches?

This is a generalized question that I've run up against several times. I am at a loss in understanding what is different from a "gaming" keyboard when compared to a typical keyboard, and why this ...
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How to connect desktop PC and MBP to duel monitors

I think i might be making this harder than it needs to be... I have a desktop, a Macbook Pro, and 2 monitors. I'd like to connect the PC and MBP to a toggle of sorts so that i can shift between my ...
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External Drive No Longer Recognized When Switching (via KVM)

Short version: One of the things I LOVED about using an external drive with a KVM Switch, as that everything paired with or connected to the KVM could see and use the external drive. It was (is) ...

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