Questions tagged [kvm]

KVM is an acronym for Keyboard, Video, Mouse. It describes a hardware product that allow a keyboard, video display, and mouse to be used by more than one computer, by using a switch to choose the focused computer.

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Use Logitech Flow even with an active VPN connection

I would also like to use Logitech Flow with an active VPN connection. But as soon as the VPN connection is active, I can no longer switch from one computer to the other if I move the mouse to the edge ...
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KVM switch for Apple Studio Display (USB-C / Thunderbolt)

I'm interested in buying the new 5K retina 2022 Apple Studio Display. However, I use a personal Mac and a work Mac at the same desk. Frequently switching cables between the two Macs whenever I want to ...
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Can I use a Bluetooth USB driver/adapter with a Mac that has built-in Bluetooth to make switching devices easier?

I have a work and personal MacBook Pro and frequently switch between one and the other. All of my devices are connected through a USB-C docking station, so for the most part this is as easy as ...
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Does my Mac support 'DisplayPort Alternate Mode' so I can use a KVM?

I'd like to buy a new monitor and have been looking at models that have an in-built KVM switch functionality as this would both reduce cabling/connections and enable me to use the monitor for home and ...
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QEMU Clipboard Sharing on MacOS Host and Linux Guest

I have QEMU running successfully on macOS Monterey 12.0.1 I'm running a ParrotOS VM, and everything is working except that the clipboard is not shared between the host and guest. I have installed ...
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Using a TESmart KVM with Intel Macbook pro. External displays not identifying correctly

So, I just decided to get a KVM because switching inputs was annoying for my work at home setup. The issue I'm running into though is that the macbook doesn't identify my 2 external displays correctly ...
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Prevent MacBook Pro (clamshell mode) from sleeping when KVM switches to a different computer

I have a setup of a Mac Mini and a MacBook Pro connected to a KVM switch that allows me to share my monitors, mouse and keyboard between both of them by pushing a single button. When I switch to the ...
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MacBook pro 16 inch 2019 keeps forgetting KVM settings

I have a KVM setup that connects several computers to the same Keyboard (Kul ES-87) and Mouse (wireless logitech M525). My monitors are 24 inch, 1920x1200 resolution Dell (2412M and 2415). I connect ...
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Connecting two macbook pros and a windows laptop device to external monitor

I have a brand new Windows 10 laptop that I use for wok. I also have a macbook pro from 2012 and a new macbook pro with thunderbolt 3 ports. I want to connect at least the windows laptop with the new ...
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How can 2020 16" MacBook Pro output to 2 displays that also get used by a PC? (See diagram)

I have a new 2020 Apple MacBook Pro with two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports on each side, and I have an old desktop Windows 10 PC with a GeForce GTX 970 graphics card that has 2 DVI outputs, 1 HDMI output, ...
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Share monitors and peripherals between Linux PC and 2020 Macbook Pro 13" [duplicate]

I have a Linux PC tower, two monitors (one HDMI the other DisplayPort), and a keyboard/mouse. I also have a 2020 Macbook Pro 13". I'd like to be able to use my two monitors + keyboard and mouse ...
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Best way to switch magic keyboard and trackpad between work/personal Macs?

I just got a new work laptop. I would like to seamlessly switch my bluetooth devices (headphones, magic keyboard, touchpad) between work / personal Macs without complex repairing. Has anyone solved ...
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Multiple Macbook Pros with one monitor

I have two MacBook Pros (one for work; one personal) that I want to connect to one monitor, one keyboard, and one mouse, and be able to switch between the two easily. Typically I'd opt to purchase a ...
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Can I connect my Macbook Pro to a Windows 10 PC via usb-c for more than just power?

Right now when I plug my 2019 MacBook Pro into my Windows 10 PC's USB-C port it charges just fine. I was wondering, if I could essentially use my PC as a KVM. Is it possible to use my PC's mouse/...
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USB C, HDMI Switch for MacBook Pro/Mac Mini

I know nothing about KVM switches, but they seem to be what I need to easily swap between my home computer and my work laptop on my HDMI Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse. I bought https://www.amazon.com/...
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How to obtain a secure copy of macOS?

I need to install macOS on a VM. I don't want to download a macOS from torrent or hackintosh websites. Is there a way I can verify a macOS image's signature so I know it came from apple?
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Mac Mini is slow when keyboard and mouse are detached

I use a very basic and cheap unit to switch one USB keyboard and one USB mouse between a PC and a Mac Mini. The unit is an Aten CS22U. It all works fine, albeit with a few seconds delay when ...
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Monitor is not recognized via a KVM switch

I'm unable to get my MacBook Pro to connect to my LG monitor via a KVM switch. A direct connection to the monitor works. The KVM does report the correct EDID information (as testing via Linux), but on ...
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How to switch between two Macs and one Thunderbolt Display?

I have 2 MacBook Pros and one Thunderbolt Display (27 inch). Both MBPs support Thunderbolt connectivity and work fine with external display. I need a way to switch between 2 MBP, without changing the ...
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Boot Loop - Trying to make a Yosemite KVM VM w/Chameleon Bootloader

I am trying to boot a Yosemite VM (10.10.5) following these instructions here. But it gets stuck in a loop at the BIOS boot screen (the OS has not yet been installed) My hardware is a Mac mini with ...
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Monitor not waking up after switching KVM input

I'm using a 2-port KVM switch between my Mac Mini and a Ubuntu desktop computer. I have no problems with the Ubuntu machine waking up when I switch to the inputs. However, when I switch over to the ...
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Sharing keyboard/mouse via software with another computer?

I have my workstation with Windows and a MacBook with Mac OS X which I attach to the same monitor. The monitor provides the switching but I don't want to have two keyboards and two mouses and neither ...
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KVM Suggestion?

I need to get a large rack mountable, 16 port or larger, cascadable, VGA KVM that works with Macs. I've tried the iogear GCS1716, which claims mac support, but refuses to display video from my xserves ...
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Scroll lock on USB keyboard does not enable scroll lock

I have a Windows keyboard that attaches to a KVM that I use to control my Macbook Pro and my desktop. Pressing scroll lock twice on the KVM switches between the two computers. On the Macbook scroll ...
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Mac wakes up from sleep every night and then goes back to sleep immediately

I've had my Mac Mini for about six months now. Every night, I put it to Sleep rather than shutting it down. Since about two weeks ago, the Mac Mini wakes up from sleep around 1 to 3 am, once a night, ...
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Wireless display from one laptop to another

Here is my setup: macbook pro retina physically connected to 2 external monitors, and keyboard+mouse. 17 macbook on its own What I want to do: I'd like to somehow use one of the external monitors ...
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What technical requirements need to be satisfied by a DVI KVM for these two Macs?

I have a Mac Pro (2008 eight core 2.8 GHz), a MacBook Air (mid-2011 Core i5 1.7 GHz), and a 30" Apple cinema display (maximum resolution 2560x1600). I have a mini displayport to dual-link DVI adapter ...
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Software KVM for OS X & Windows

I have a Dell 27″ monitor with the DVI input connected to my Windows machine and the DisplayPort connected to my MacBook Air. I can change the input manually but it's fairly tedious. I'm looking for ...
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No Scroll Lock on Apple Keyboard

My StarTech sv215micusba KVM requires that I use Scroll Lock, Scroll Lock, Enter, but my Apple keyboard doesn't have a Scroll Lock key. I found this reference: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1216 ...
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How can I operate 2 XServes and 2 iMacs from 1 keyboard and 1 mouse (both bluetooth)?

I have 2 Xserves and 2 iMacs. I would like to control them with 1 Apple wireless keyboard and one Apple Magic Mouse. I have seen a device from IOGear a Bluetooth 2.1 USB Micro Adapter, which made ...
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How can I make a keyboard configuration become default when I hook it up?

At work, I have a MacBook Pro and a RHEL workstation that share a HP keyboard and mouse via a KVM switch. I do most of my work on the Mac so I prefer to change the modifier keys so they command and ...
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OSX does not recognize the Scroll Lock key on my external USB Keyboard

I am trying to share my monitor and keyboard/mouse between my PC (Windows 7) and Macbook Pro (1,1 - 2006, Snow Leopard) using a basic KVM switch (Trendnet TK207). By hitting Scroll Lock twice the KVM ...
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