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2005-04-08, 01:59

Quick Q.

I have someone who is after a switch that will allow one monitor to be "shared" by more than one computer.

By shared I do not mean at the same time, but as if one cpu originally using it and then throwing the switch to change the source to the other cpu.

KVM switch? or VGA switch?

Poking around the net these seemed to be the things to use, though you are trying to figure out what it is by product descriptions from retailers. From what I got KVM also handles mouse and keyboard.

Or I could be completely wrong.


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2005-04-08, 02:00

you are correct. If you don't need to switch keyboard & mouse, a VGA switch will be simpler and cheaper.
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2005-04-08, 02:17

Thanks for the confirm FFL. I think the KVM will be the go though, it is not for me, and I can this person expanding to use it

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2005-04-08, 03:13

Just so you know.... KVM stands for Keyboard Video Mouse.
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2005-04-08, 03:57

Do take note of one thing. Alot of KVM cannot be used for mac. You will see double images when using those cheap ones. Just becareful when you get the purchase, if possible, get those which specifically states that they support mac.
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2005-04-08, 05:31

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Originally Posted by skid_boy_99
Just so you know.... KVM stands for Keyboard Video Mouse.
Doh!

Guess when you look at it it becomes obvious.

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Do take note of one thing. Alot of KVM cannot be used for mac. You will see double images when using those cheap ones. Just becareful when you get the purchase, if possible, get those which specifically states that they support mac.
It is for a PC configuration. What is truly funny is that a lot of the IT boffins come to me for info (this is actually for a guy running a server for over a 100 students).

And welcome to the boards.

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2005-04-08, 05:33

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