KVM switch with 2 computers and 2 monitors

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lchaffee

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Hello,
I have a 4 port kvm switch. Both monitors work with one computer but the second computer can't detect the second monitor. What do I do?





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Johnny b

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Just to review.
You have 2 computers and two monitors and use a KVM switch.

KVM switches are generally used to allow multiple computers to share one monitor, one mouse and one keyboard as a matter of convenience and space saving.
That's how I use mine.

I'm curious, why do you need the KVM?
 
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I have 3 computers + 3 monitors + KVM. All 3 connected to kvm via vga. Two are also connected to 2 monitors via hdmi. Third is viewed via the vga. When the "2" are switched 'on' (KVM), whichever one is switched, that is on the vga monitor also, but so what? I'm using one of the other two mons viewing on their respective screen. I turn off the vga mon anyways, then.

Make sense??
 

Johnny b

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Not really.

What's the point of having multiple monitors hooked up through a KVM?
 
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