Build a PC KVM Switch

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CyberGhost

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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?
 

RealBlackStuff

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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?
 

CyberGhost

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

RealBlackStuff

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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.
 

CyberGhost

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