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KVM Switch

By CyberGhost
Jun 16, 2004
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  1. If I get a 4 port KVM switch:

    I want to control 2 pcs and 1 laptop, the 2 pcs share the same monitor but the laptop uses it's own! so obviously the VGA cable won't be connected to the laptop

    so if I switch to laptop in KVM, will it still turn off the pc monitor?

    or will the pc monitor stay on? and working with PC?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Yes, the monitor will be switching into stand-by, when you switch to the laptop.
    Why not try to connect the laptop to the monitor as well, should be possible?
  3. CyberGhost

    CyberGhost TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well I want to watch movies on one monitor and work on the other, so I need 2 monitors active at all times!
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    If your graphics card on the movie-playing PC has two outlets, you could attach the second cable to the KVM-port for the laptop, the monitor should continue to play movies when KVM is in laptop-position.
  5. CyberGhost

    CyberGhost TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have Rad9k7, that has one VGA and the other DVI outlet, are there any DVI to VGA adapters?
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

  7. CyberGhost

    CyberGhost TS Rookie Topic Starter

    realblackstuff Thanks a lot for your help!
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