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Re: USB Switching?

In the past, I've used synergy to solve a similar problem--it's a software solution, but it allows you to set up edges for your screens. Mouse 'off' the edge of one onto the edge of the other computer and suddenly the host mouse and keyboard control the client. Move the mouse back over and you regain control of the original machine.

In your case, you could set it to one screen edge, but I suppose you'd have to flip the monitor input manually (and the audio, I guess).

It's cross-platform, but it's kind of a bear to set up. The config files are a bit finnicky and annoying to test (if you set it up wrong, you can effectively lock yourself onto controlling the other machine with no (easy) way to get back to the first machine to turn it off).

I've only ever used it effectively with two Windows machines. I tried (last night, actually) to get it set up with two linux boxes, got annoyed and gave up.

It's in the ubuntu repos, for whatever that's worth...



On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 5:08 PM, Herbie <technowombat@yahoo.com> wrote:
I have a flat panel monitor with 2 inputs, I have my Win PC on one input and my Linux box on the other. However I still have 2 keyboards and 2 mice sitting on the desk.

Is there some kind of USB switch, that just switches a pair (or trio) of USB inputs from one box to the other, sort of a KVM without the V? The trio would be if I could switch my USB audio device between boxes as well.


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