Best KVM in this Configuration?

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Best KVM in this Configuration?

Post by Iceman » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:31 am

My old KVM just blew after several years of use ... I'm looking to order a new one today. Following is my configuration. Can anyone recommend a good quality KVM that will configure like this?

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Re: Best KVM in this Configuration?

Post by Vander » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:36 pm

If I understand that diagram correct, you have 1 monitor attached to the Windows computer, and a 2nd monitor connected to the KVM which would allow you to use it with the linux box or as a 2nd monitor in Windows?

I've been using an IOGear DVI KVM for a few years now to swap between an Windows box and a Macbook Air with a DP>DVI dongle. It's been pretty solid. They have an HDMI version.
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Re: Best KVM in this Configuration?

Post by Iceman » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:53 am

Yes that is correct. The Windows PC is setup for dual monitors and the Linux for a single. Thanks I'll check them out
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Re: Best KVM in this Configuration?

Post by Krom » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:40 am

If you don't use one of the machines very often, perhaps one of your monitors has multiple inputs you can switch between which means all you need is a separate keyboard and mouse for each machine and you only need to push a button on the monitor to switch inputs when you need to pull up its screen. Or the old stand by of using a vnc/remote desktop client to control the second machine from the first, again only an option if you don't use the second machine often.
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Re: Best KVM in this Configuration?

Post by Iceman » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:21 pm

I use them both a lot
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