Running a Desktop & Laptop from 1 screen

  davey 13:59 02 May 05

Could any one help, i wish to run my desktop and laptop using one monitor. Ideally i want to be able to swop which pc i use possibly from the monitor, the way i thought about was to put a dvi graphic card in my desktop and use the standard graphic connection from the laptop to the monitor therefore both pc's would be connected to the monitor, if this way would work how do i switch over from pc to pc, any help appreciated



  bremner 14:03 02 May 05

KVM Switch is what you want click here for some examples

  Aspman 14:03 02 May 05

You need a KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switch.

Check out

I have a 4 port KVM from there it was about £30. 2 port switches are much cheaper. The Ebuyer value switches are very good but the supplied cables are short (1m).

  Aspman 14:04 02 May 05

Anyone get a photo finish of those two posts?

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