Forum discussion tagged with KVM.
  1. J

    Question Sharing peripherals between laptop and PC help.

    I have a main PC which I use for gaming and personal stuff and I have a laptop which I use to work from home. I want a way to switch between my PC and laptop at a press of a button so I can use my monitors, keyboard and mouse easily between both devices without having to use my laptop. My PC is...
  2. bramvr95

    Question GPU for desktop virtualization

    Hello, I'm completely new in the GPU world, but I have some plans and I would like to ask some help to make the right decision. Currently I have a server with the following hardware components: - SUPERMICRO X10SRi-F motherboard - Intel Xeon E5-2620V4 - 3x8GB ECC DDR4 RAM - 700W PSU - 1 SSD and...
  3. scags9876

    Question Is my new KVM broken or am I missing something?

    Here is the setup I am trying to achieve: * AOC 24" monitor, DVI input with a DP to DVI adapter on it * PC with video card that has a DisplayPort output * MacBook Pro 16-inch, 2021 (Ventura 13.6) * Wired keyboard and mouse I want the monitor, mouse, and keyboard to be connected to the pc, and...
  4. S

    Question KVM advice (total newb) - Windows PC and Mac Studio

    I’ve never had a dedicated KVM before and not sure what I should be looking for. There are a lot of options with a wide range of prices. I have 2x computers I want to control with one keyboard and mouse and connect to 2x screens preferably. However, would be able to sacrifice 1x screen if need...
  5. C

    Question Dual Monitor setup options with two computers ?

    I am trying to setup some additional options on my dual monitor dual PC system. Currently PC1 = Win 10; PC2 = Win 7 (PC2 may be upgraded to W10) Both MON1 and MON2 are Asus VG278QR KVM switch for Mon1 in adapted VGA mode so I have one switch to change mon1 and mouse / kb from pc1 to pc2 V...
  6. L

    Question Looking for a 4 way DisplayPort 1.4 KVM switch with EDID emulation.

    I have 4 devices with display port outputs running at 4K@60HZ. Each device has its own monitor, also I'd like to share one extra monitor/keyboard /mouse between all 3 devices. Like this: The problem is that if I simply use separate monitor inputs and a USB switch for keyboard/mouse the...
  7. O

    Question Recommendation on USB-C based KVM

    I have tried two different KVMs from Amazon, and didn't have luck with either. They both had 4 USB-C, two for device power delivery, two for docking with the devices. There was an HDMI output and 3 or 4 USB-A ports for peripherals. Both KVMs powered my PCs just fine, and the video worked...
  8. durableCraft

    Question Monitor doesn't work when plugged into KVM Switch using DisplayPort to DVI adapter

    I have to Apple Cinema Displays, with each one DVI-D input. Because I need to use two Computers with these Monitors, I bought a KVM Switch. It has one HDMI in and output and one DisplayPort in and output. The Problem is, that only one of the two Screens are working. Here is how it is set up...
  9. M

    Question Advice on sharing peripherals between PC & Laptop ?

    Hi. Apologies if I am not posting in the right place or should not be asking this on here - please feel free to delete or move if that is the case. I have been tearing my hair out trying to work out an efficient setup for my desktop / laptop and sharing peripherals and wondered if anybody...
  10. M

    Question KVM between work laptop and desktop PC

    I purchased a CKL KVM 2x2 USB 3.0 KVM Switch Dual Monitor DisplayPort 1.4 4K 144Hz 8K 30Hz CKL-622DP-4...
  11. rugupiruvu

    [SOLVED] KVM for webcam & USB headset

    Guys - are there any KVM's or IP KVM's that support both a USB webcam (Logitech c920s) and a USB headset (Jabra Evolve 40 UC). I have a personal computer and a work laptop and need these two devices to work interchangeably. Laptop has MS Teams, Zoom while personal computer has skype, Google...
  12. Rhoran

    [SOLVED] How to get my MOBO to see my USB-C hub in UEFI?

    Hi everyone. I have a ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming motherboard with BIOS version 1502. I bought a KVM switch in order to swap between my laptop and my desktop whenever I need to. The KVM has USB A HID in ports and USB-C out ports so I plugged it into the USB C port on my desktop. However, The...
  13. B

    Question HDMI switch appears live to laptop but no signal on monitor

    I am having some problems trying to use an HDMI switch between a Lenovo laptop (X13 Yoga) and an Acer monitor (ET322QU Abmiprx). I connected one HDMI cable from the laptop to the single port on the switch and another HDMI cable from one of the other two ports on the switch to the monitor. I...
  14. L

    [SOLVED] LINKSKEY LDV-DM202AUSK 2-port Dual Monitor DVI KVM not switching ports

    Good morning, I have a LINKSKEY LDV-DM202AUSK 2-port Dual Monitor DVI and since I changed to port 1. I can't change back to port 2. Is there a way to reset the KVM?
  15. L

    [SOLVED] Multi device keyboard?

    Does anyone know of a 60% or TKL wireless keyboard that can connect to multiple devices either by having two separate dongles or switching between a dongle and BT? I can’t use a typical BT keyboard since one of the devices I’m using is an Xbox. Alternatively I’ve thought about using a kvm but is...
  16. MCUBAC08

    Question 2 Monitors to 2 Computers

    Hello Everyone, I was hoping that someone could tell me what to buy in order to connect 2 monitors to 2 computers. KVM Switches work when it is 1 monitor for 2 computers, but I don't know how to make it work when I have 2 monitors. I was thinking to purchase a VGA Splitter (I only have VGA...
  17. D

    [SOLVED] Looking for hardware KVM switch to handle new and legacy ports, connections

    I have three PCs, an HP Omen, an Acer Predator, and another HP. The monitor port is HDMI on the monitor I use. The keyboard is USB, and the mouse is wireless USB. These are compatible with the HP Omen. The other PCs are 15-pin and PS2. I need a hardware KVM switch that will handle all those...
  18. TripleYoThreat

    Question KVM DisplayPort flickering and lines on screen, only with 1 computer

    Hi, hope you're well! I hope I'm posting in the right place I've been working with computers for ~16 years and I have a really interesting problem here. I have a DisplayPort KVM with two outputs. I have 1 computer, Luxa, and one new computer, MechBot. Now when Luxa is connected through the KVM...
  19. xxITERUxx

    [SOLVED] Monitor resolution at 1024x768 on KVM

    Just bought a KVM switch for me to easily switch between my work laptop and my personal desktop. Problem is, the resolution goes down from 1920x1080 to 1024x768 whenever I switch from my work laptop to my desktop. If I switch back to my work laptop, the resolution goes back to 1080p. I tried...
  20. P

    [SOLVED] 4 hdmi monitors, 1 keyboard, 1 mouse, 1 external hard drive, with 3 computers.

    Is there a way to share these peripherals (4monitors,mouse,keyboard, drive) with 3 computers? Like a KVM switch where i can switch which computer has control/uses these. 2 X49" 5120x1440 and 2X34" 1440x2560
  21. N

    Question KVM for Gaming Keyboard

    I am replacing my old, broken keyboard with a gaming version. I purchased a Cosair K70 because I really like the better quality, key action and lighting.. I want the keyboard to be shared between two computers and a monitor. I have a KVM that worked perfectly with the old KB but the K70 will...
  22. G

    Question Intermittent KVM Functionality with Mechanical RGB Keyboard

    Hello, With my current setup I've been using a USB switch to toggle my mouse and keyboard between my desktop and laptop. This has worked flawlessly for the mouse, but ~50% of the time the keyboard won't work after toggling the switch. If I press a button, the keyboard lights will all come on...
  23. 13thmonkey

    Question Gaining access to a PC from the garage.

    I'm trying to setup access to a PC for cycling in my garage, so far i've been using a shield tablet streaming from my main PC, however accessing zwift via this is not ideal, very low bandwidth over wifi and connectivity to the power meters etc. is worse over BT than ANT+. So i'm thinking of...
  24. L

    [SOLVED] Picture in picture security cameras and PC on one monitor? Virtual PIP? KVM?

    So I currently have a dual monitor setup, two MSI Optix MAG27s hooked up via DisplayPort to display my PC desktop and if I switch the monitor on the rights input it displays my security cameras via HDMI. What I'm looking to do is have both my monitors display my PC desktop and the monitor on...
  25. K

    Question KVM recommendation

    i want my home pc and work pc to share kb, mouse and two monitors. the home pc has 2 HDMI outs, and the work pc has 2 display port outs. is there a kvm that can accommodate that?
  26. L

    Question Headphones with Dual Jack - Static Noise Loop

    I have a pair of headphones with two 3.5mm jacks, they allow me to listen to audio from two different sources at once. I also have a KVM (sort of) that lets me switch between my work computer and home computer at the click of a button. My goal: To be able to listen to audio from my work...
  27. O

    [SOLVED] USB DAC/Pre-Amp for Gaming Headset?

    I have the Sennheiser GAME ONE headset and love it - it produces great sound quality in my calls and games. I'm looking for a DAC or Pre-amp that works for this use - the mic out functionality is mandatory. Inputs are 3.5mm. Right now I have to switch the headset between my Macbook Pro for...
  28. MLG_No_Scope

    Question Pc only accepts direct connections

    So this is a weird one. I had different problems with my pc, which it cannot startup when my pc monitor screen is turned on first and then my pc. Otherwise it will beep 1 long and 2 short (which is an video card error). Everything went well until i bought an KVM switch and hooked up my pc to...
  29. D

    Question KVM(QEMU) on a Shell only Linux install

    Hello, I am planning to install Linux without a graphical desktop on my main Computer (Maybe Ubuntu Server). So that the host uses as few resources as possible (maybe should I use Lubuntu?). From there I want to have multiple KVM (QEMU) virtual machines. I have 2 GPU's in my system a GTX 1080...
  30. S

    [SOLVED] In need of a USB switch to work with Razer Keyboard and Mouse

    I need a USB switch/KVM that are compatible with a Razer Deathadder mouse and a Razer Ornata Chroma keyboard. I can't install any software onto my work laptop so it has to be some kind of switch. I have been looking around but everything I have read says they don't work sometimes. Has anyone had...
  31. M

    Question KVM Switch with 6 USB's?

    - I'm looking for a KVM Switch that allows me to operate both my Macbook and my Desktop computer (Not Simultaneously) with the same peripherals and the same monitor. - I intend to plug the monitor into the desktop directly using HDMI to DVI, and HDMI to HDMI into the KVM for the MacBook. - The...
  32. NightHawkRMX

    GTA V Framerate issues

    My system specs are as follows: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 4c@3.7ghz 8gb 3200mhz dual channel ram PNY GTX1050 2gb (running a somewhat recent driver from December) I am having massive issues with stuttering and frame times in GTA V. I have a mixture of high and very high settings at 1080p, allowing me to...
  33. J

    Is it possible for Ethernet on motherboard to fail

    I turned my machine on one day and I can no longer connect to a network through the Ethernet cable. I’ve tried various solutions online such as flushing dns, renewing IP, winsock reset etc through the command prompt but no luck. I’ve changed the cable and the Powerline adapter I’m using, still...
  34. A

    Suggestion for desktop configuration

    Hi, I am looking forward to assemble a desktop system. Budget is not a constraint, yet wouldnt want to spend more than whats reasonable for my requirement. Use case: Need to hook up 6 monitors. Heavy browser use (80 tabs ), amibroker application, 2 software development IDE in parallel, MS...
  35. M

    [SOLVED] MSI B360M Mortat - CPU Cooling Options

    I've attempted to build my first PC and I bought the MSI B360M Mortar motherboard and the Be Quiet Pure Rock CPU cooler. The only issue is there are no threaded screw holes on the motherboard, but the CPU fan only came with threaded screws. This means that I can't attach the CPU fan to the...
  36. K

    i7 8700k and B360 Motherboard

    My friend has a brand new MSI B360 gaming plus collecting dust. Would it be compatible with the i7 8700k and make it run smoothly? I don't plan to overclock. Should I use it or get a z370 or z390 motherboard?
  37. tsmith154

    65" led tv 600 to 1000 no flicker sugestion

    I have bought a tcl 65" tv from Walmart for a black Friday sale at $400. I set it up and placed it besides my 55" tv and saw the tlc tv frame would pause start shutter, just NOT smooth. My tv was liquid smooth. I have searched for so long and in the end it would just be a guess for me to pick...
  38. R

    Need to know the name of this Cable. ;)

    Hi there, I bought a second handed Racingwheel (Ferrari 458). Got everything but the cable which connects my pc to the steering wheel. There's a cable which doesn't fit in my pc ( See the picture) https://prnt.sc/l1r4u6 Does anyone know what kind of cable this is? I've never seen it before...
  39. L

    Can I run GTA 5 on my MAc?

    I currently own a 2010 Mac Pro, and I am considering installing Windows 10 in order to play on GTA 5 with Single Player Mods, I was wondering whether my Graphics, Processor and RAM would work as I am weary about doing what exceeds my computers capabilities. SPECS: 3.33GHz 6-Core Xeon (not sure...
  40. J

    GT 1030 VS GTX 750 TI For the HP 3500 MT

    HELP PLS. I have the HP PRO 3500 MT with the fellowing specs : 4gb RAM DDR 3 500 GB HDD CORE I5 3700K 300 W PSU GT 520 2GB DDR 3 And the motherbord is hp 3500 series with a pc-i express 1.0 .i am really confused which one is better , is it the gt 1030 or the gtx 750 ti , the gt 1030 is way...