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By kcav ·
I have two computers that I would like to operate simultaneously as though I were working on one platform. One has dual monitors.

The computers both use ATI, All-In-Wonder AGP,128,32MB graphics adapter cards, however I also have a ATI Xpert PCI 128, 16MB graphics card that could go into either machine. I would like to setup the platform so that email, browser, word processor, and various alerts go to a monitor connected to the Xpert graphics adapter, while I use the other monitors connected to the AGP graphics adapters for tasks being worked on. When email arrives I want to be notified by sound, and go to the designated monitor to handle it. The same for othe types of alerts.

I am about to purchasing a switch that will allow me to perform keyboard and mouse input to either computer using one keyboard and mouse. I wonder if there is an advantage to connecting a monitor to the switch.

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by alun.pincombe In reply to Multiple display monitors

This type of switch are generally used in server racks.
You may find it confusing only routing KB & Mouse through a switch.

You may find on your dual monitor PC that feeding one through the switch will give the versatility your after.
For email alerts set the PC speaker for that machine as the prefered sound output.

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by kcav In reply to

Thank you for your help.

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by kcav In reply to Multiple display monitors

Thank you for your reply.

I purchased Belkin-2-Port PS/2 KVM Switch with Audio and Cables-F1DL102P.

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by kcav In reply to Multiple display monitors

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by kcav In reply to Multiple display monitors

Purchased Belkin 2-poet KVM Switch with Audio Support and built In Cabling. Works great.

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