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

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Why is networking not working on “Ubuntu22.04.img” VM under KVM Ubuntu 22.04?

I am trying about 5 hours now and cannot get it work. I want that my VM can get access to the Internet. Host Ubuntu 22.04 with kvm/virt-manager installed followed different how to's (mostly the same, ...
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USB switch Connections USB A to A vs. USB A to C

I have recently bought a USB switch that allows me to switch USB devices instantaneously between computers. That being the case, I have noticed that the USB switch I have currently uses a USB Male A ...
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2 monitors for 2 computers and one keyboard/mouse

So I'm planning on building a new setup, and I'm having a little trouble in getting my head around a couple of things. To simplify things, my setup will have 2 monitors, 1 desktop and 1 work laptop, ...
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EIZO monitor with an integrated KVM switch loses the USB connection to the mouse and keyboard after standby mode

How can I avoid windows being rearranged when I use my KVM switch? @Ramhoud: You wrote: "...Your KVM obviously doesn’t do this." Is this a KVM problem or a Windows one. I have the same ...
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KVM switch DP in to HDMI out not working

I have recently bought the the AV Access iDock C10 for what I hoped to be the perfect solution for my problem. I want to be able to easily switch between my home Windows desktop and Windows work ...
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DisplayPort KVM switch not passing signal through DisplayPort to HDMI adapter

Adapter works when connected directly to PC but now when using KVM, an illustration of the setup can be seen here: with red indicating the non working connection path. The adapter is DP to HDMI. KVM ...
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Windows 10 Enterprise: Plays an annoying sound every minute with okay, but less than perfect connections

Windows 10 Enterprise HP Laptop I have a Windows 10 Enterprise HP Laptop attached to a pure hardware KVM switch. I think the cables are getting old. At first Windows started complaining about there ...
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GPU passthrough code 12 in win10 VM on proxmox

getting code 12 error in device manager. have tried 538 data center tesla, and 442 tesla desktop drivers. i cannot open nvidia control center, but on first try i get EULA prompt which i accept and ...
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Intel says my cpu has vt-x but kvm-ok says it doesn't

I just installed Debian 12, downloaded Android Studio and was following this article to enable VM acceleration: https://developer.android.com/studio/run/emulator-acceleration?utm_source=android-studio&...
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Dell XPS KVM Switch on Linux

I'm trying to use a KVM switch with my Dell XPS (and a macbook pro). The KVM switch is a Thunderbolt 4 switch. It works very nicely with the macbook, it also works very nicely with another linux "...
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Stop apps from moving Linux workspaces when switching KVM

Just installed CentOS Stream 9 on a new Lenovo T14 Gen 4 Intel. I have an external display connected by HDMI. I am using many workspaces with terminals. When the HDMI cable is unplugged from the ...
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xHCI combined with KVM switch causing USB controller to crash

I'm currently troubleshooting a fairly interesting issue going on with my at-home work setup. My setup consists of a microphone, headset, microphone and mouse (all USB2.0 devices). Three of these ...
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Does anyone know how to permanently lock security key in MouseWithoutBorders app on windows 10/11?

Does anyone know how to permanently set/lock security key in MouseWithoutBorders app on Windows 10/11? It keeps on changing every time the pc reboots. I don't see anything in settings, or a command ...
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Is there a way to disconnect running KVM session in Intel Manageability Commander

My team uses IMC to get Windows machine status from the user's perspective via KVM sessions. We run into issues where we can't make a KVM connection because someone walked away or, for whatever reason ...
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KVM - WFH / Gaming dual monitor

I have a gaming pc using 2 monitors, and now will be working from home using an HP laptop as well. I do not have space to set up a separate desk so I would like to use a KVM switch to use my own dual ...
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Hama KVM Switch only working with one of two connected devices

I recently bought a HAMA KVM Switch. Specifically it is the HAMA 00200135. I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and my desktop pc connected to the switch. The peripherals which are connected to the ...
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KVM plus Dock - why did USB work with old laptop but not the new one?

The question here is, why did the setup work with one Mac (the old work laptop) and not with a different one (new work laptop) and is there anything I can re-configure or change so as to make it work ...
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KVM switch vs. multiple V switches plus KM switch

I have noticed that KVM switches are usually expensive, limited in the choice of video interface such as having only one of either only HDMI or DP rather than both and being limited in the number of ...
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Displayport & HDMI KVM-Switch only show HDMI Connection but not DP

I have the following setup: What works is the monitor plugged into the HDMI port on the KVM-switch, no matter which laptop I try it on. What doesnt work is the displayport-monitor connection, no ...
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Weird mix of using the Barrier KVM and VirtualBox breaks a Keyboard layout

I'm having an oddly specific problem where: I have two computers, one with Windows 10, the other with EndeavourOS Linux. I use both of them through the VKVM software Barrier so that I can use the ...
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HDMI/DP to VGA adapers dying

I have multiple custom built server drawers that have been created in order to test multiple HDD's at once. All the drawers are connected to a KVM (Tripp-Lite B070-016-19) using the following setup, a ...
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What is the best way for connecting 2 monitors to 2 laptops?

I have 2 laptops and I want to buy 2 monitors. So that I can share those 2 monitors between 2 laptops. I tried to find different possible solutions to achieve the same. As of now I can see 2 possible ...
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Computer Audio Over Network

I've got a computer tower that I'd like to relocate to the basement for noise and heat reduction purposes, leaving the monitor and KB/mouse in the office. I can use a KVM over IP HDMI extender for ...
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HDMI to Display Port with a KVM and docking station

I have a KVM with HDMI ports and a Dell docking station for my lapotop with DP ports. I used HDMI cables and bought HDMI-DP adapters. It works fine 99% of the time, but for every hour or so the ...
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Programmatically Control Monitors Through A KVM (DDI, VCP)

I want to use a KVM switch with a few computers but I notice that I'm not able to use VCP commands to control it the way I can when the montior is plugged into the computer directly. For example, when ...
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Use Raspberry Pi to Remotely Control KVM by emulating Keyboard

I have a KVM located far away from me that I would like to control with a Streamdeck. The problem is that the KVM only supports changing inputs in the following ways: Physical buttons on the device ...
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How do I disable headless mode in Linux?

I have several computers in my home network, some run Linux, some run Windows, all connected to a 4-port KVM with USB and HDMI. When the power comes back on after an outage, and if I have them all ...
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Allow a QEMU VM access to the internet, while blocking access to LAN

Host OS: Arch linux I have read the qemu and libvirt documentation regarding networking but still cannot get this to work. I am trying to set up a Linux virtual machine for general use that has access ...
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KVM like switch for HP laptops that also shares power, hdmi and usb

Does such a thing/KVM exist where you can connect 2 HP laptops with HDMI outputs to a KVM, but also feed the power via usb C off to both (or even using standard power port)?
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KVM Switch-Multiple Monitors-Rotating Displays

I saw a similar post/question on this topic, but it was over ten years' old so I'm asking to see if modern tech may have caught up. I've been researching KVM's, but I cannot quite find what I'm ...
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MacOS Ventura on KVM/OpenCore - unable to set 1920x1080 resolution

https://github.com/kholia/OSX-KVM Correct resolution (1920x1080) has been set in OpenCore config.plist. It actually works - OpenCore starts with 1920x1080 resolution. However, MacOS itself boots with ...
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USB KVM corrupting page files?

I have three computers hooked up to a 4-way USB KVM switch - two Windows laptops and a Mac tower. One of the laptops has periodically experienced a bluescreen with a FAULTY_HARDWARE_CORRUPTED_PAGE ...
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How to prevent Mouse Without Borders security key expiration?

Mouse Without Borders (a.k.a., "MWB") v2.2.1.0327 is an indispensable free virtual KVM released by the Microsoft Garage which I've used for years on different versions of Windows, but as of ...
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Do all USB 3.0 switches support connection of a large number of daisychained devices?

I need to connect about 10 different experimental devices (lasers, cameras, motorized stages etc.) to two PCs, such that you can choose to control the whole setup from either one of those PCs. My ...
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Best solution for dual monitor using chrome book and desktop computer

I'm looking for the best solution for a home working setup that comprises of a desktop computer and a Chromebook. I would like to share dual monitors and a single keyboard and mouse between the 2 ...
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Keyboard with 2 plugs not working properly in a laptop via a USB KVM switch

I have a set-up like this where a keyboard and mouse are connected into a USB (KVM) switch, which then connects to both PC and laptop (via one cable) and I frequently flick between the two. It all ...
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Hooking up kb+mouse via aorus gigabyte fv43u to PC and laptop

I have bought aorus gigabyte fv43u monitor that features a kvm switch. It has 2 usb 3 type A downstream ports and 1 usb 3 type B upstream port. I have a stationary PC and laptop that I would like to ...
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No Signal from DisplayPort through switch out of USB-C

I have the following equipment: Acer Predator Z35P (the monitor has a DisplayPort. I don't know why it's not listed as such on their official website) Dell XPS 15 9520 with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX ...
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Why are HDMI switches much slower than VGA switches?

I used to have a cheap VGA based switch. After pressing the button, it would take 1-2 seconds for the display to switch. Later, I decided to use the more modern and more advanced HDMI standard. My ...
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Best solution for Monitor with one USB-C Port on multi Client

I have a Monitor with one USB-C port and 4 USB-A Ports (Hub). I've connected my mouse and keyboard to the monitor with USB-A and my Windows Laptop and my wife's MacBook with USB-C. I have Video signal ...
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How can I avoid windows being rearranged when I use my KVM switch?

I have bought a KVM switch. It works fine, except that when I use the switch, it seems that the computer I'm switching from loses the monitor (as in: Windows thinks that the monitor has been ...
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Raritan KVM KX2 won't work because of java issue with firefox 48 on windows 10

I have been able to get past many obstacles already to even get to where am at. I was able to install firefox 48 32-bit on windows 10 pro OS. I also installed java and enabled java on firefox. Was ...
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No signal / KVM switch

I have a VGA KVM 2 port switch running a Win. 7 & Win. 10 computers through. The Win. 10 computer shows no signal when I start up the computers. The Win. 10 computer is a gaming computer that I ...
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How do I configure the firwall to open all ports to a certain zone?

I created a virtual machine via qemu/kvm on my machine. The NIC name of this virtual machine is virbr0, and it is managed by the libvirt area of the firewall: $ sudo firewall-cmd --zone=libvirt --list-...
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how do I set up dual monitors for desktop and laptop?

I have a desktop computer and a laptop. I have dual monitors. The desktop has a graphics card with 2 DVI and 1 hdmi output tons of usb outs but no usb-c. The laptop has 1 hdmi and one thunderbolt 3 ...
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Raritan Dominion DKX2-464 shows "No video from target server" on remote access

I have bought a used KVM Raritan Dominion KX2-464 device (with firmware 2.7.0.5.2183). Is is out of the support duration. I can connect PCs over CIM devices and can see the screen image, when I ...
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How to use a KVM switch with newer USB-C / DIsplayPort systems without 3.5mm audio

I have a challenge. I have a "work from home" setup provided by an employer. I want to add my desktop in a dual setup, with a KVM. They provided a Dell laptop with thunderbolt port. They ...
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How does real-time computing handle a CPU with 2 kind of cores (performance and efficiency)?

I am looking for a CPU to perform real-time computing on KVM with RTOS clients. For true real-time with the lowest latency possible, 1 VM need to have 1 physical core (to avoid waiting when both ...
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How do I limit display refresh rate on Windows 10?

I have a KVM switch capable of 4k 30 Hz and a display capable of up to 4k 60 Hz. When I connect a new computer with Windows 10 through the KVM switch, it tends to use the highest availabile refresh ...
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QEMU-KVM UEFI Secure Boot doesn't work

I try to test this in QEMU-KVM: https://www.knopper.net/knoppix/knoppix-uefi-en.html My host OS is Debian 11 AMD64. I have ovmf .deb package sucessfully installed. I add OVMF to my virtual machine ...
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