3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 18, 2011 3:29 PM by Chris Dolejska

    Switching Two Monitors??

    Chris Dolejska

      Wondering how to do this?

       

      Here's the home office setup.

       

      Two PC's each with a dual DVI out nVidia card. One primary SW/cad PC, one secondary browser/email PC

       

      Two monitors.

       

      Primary CAD PC running dual screens

       

      Secondary PC running one screen.

       

      The primary CAD PC runs the dual screens with one as a home screen and the other as the 2nd screen.

       

      Want to be able to switch the 2nd screen monitor between the CAD PC and the browser PC.

       

      Tried an IOGEAR DVI switch but it can't deal with a dual screen PC, it tries to switch the home screen monitor, and it doesn't work unless the mice and keyboards are connected and I don't want to switch those.

       

      What I need is a simple switch that only switches the monitor.

        • Re: Switching Two Monitors??
          Matt Lombard

          Maybe you could use the monitor itself. If you can use multiple inputs into the monitor, and just use the control on the front of the monitor to switch which input is displayed. This might be the simplest solution, but pushing buttons on the monitor isn't great to change quickly.

           

          I haven't used a KVM switch since they were all VGA and PS2 connections.

           

          Good luck.