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New install of Ubuntu 20.04, Mouse through KM switch not fully working

I am a moderate Steam gamer and I finally made the disciplined choice to switch to Ubuntu, for the third time in my life. I am very paranoid about security and I am dreaming of buying a Libreboot ...
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Switching on 2-port KVM resets mouse sensitivity (Ubuntu 20.04, 20.10)

I have a 2 port HDMI KVM switch. Recently, on Ubuntu 20.04 and on Ubuntu 20.10 (tried an upgrade to fix it), when I switch back to the Ubuntu machine, the mouse sensitivity resets. This only started ...
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KVM switch not showing image on secondary screen

Trying to set up my XPS 9570 on Ubuntu 20.04 with this KVM switch: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08F1XGTBN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I can use the keyboard and mouse ...
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USB Hub Switching does not reconnect devices

I have a USB switch connected to two computers. When I switch it away and back to my laptop, the attached USB devices are not reconnected. I have a Dell XPS 13 9300 Laptop running Ubuntu 20.04. I'm ...
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KVM + Monitor resution

I have an Aten CS22DP KVM switch + Desktop PC (Radeon R9 285 card) + Laptop (HP) and all connected through Display Port. Both machines running Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop. The problem is when I switch back ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 desktop DVI issue through KVM (keyboard video mouse)

I’m trying to share the same monitor between a desktop and a laptop. I got a KVM. Switching the shared monitor from the desktop to the laptop works fine; switching the other way, from the laptop to ...
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Losing connection with KVM-switch randomly. Unkown icon appears on taskbar

I purchased a KVM couple of days ago. I notice that randomly I am losing connection only on my Ubuntu machine while typing. The KVM is the next one: https://www.tripplite.com/2-port-displayport-kvm-...
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Setting up barrier to run on startup

Barrier is a free popular KVM software that enables mouse/keyboard sharing across several devices. I've been fiddling with it for a few hours and I can't seem to get it right. I have a barrier ...
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2-port KVM switch mouse lag

I hope I am posting this to the correct area... I just purchased a StarTech SV211DPUA 2-port display port KVM switch. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. I'm having an issue with the KVM where the mouse lags ...
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How to use a key press to wake a suspended laptop when using a KVM switch?

I'm using a wireless Logitech Keyboard with a Logitech Unifying Receiver plugged into a KVM switch. I created a systemd suspend shortcut to suspend the laptop, a Lenovo IdeaPad. The laptop's lid is ...
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UBUNTU 17.10: Issue with kvm switch

I had Ubuntu 17.04 running on a spare desktop, DELL 7010 (12G RAM) x64. Had been working fine, so when prompted to upgrade given other Ubuntu upgrades have gone fine - I OKed it. Since the upgrade ...
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How to: Share Mouse and Keyboard with 2 Computers?

How can I create a virtual KVM Switch over the local network between two computers? Goal: Use a 4K monitor between 2 computers. The traditional solution is a 4K KVM Switch. But they ain't cheap. So ...
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keyboard layout returning to default when using kvm

one of the settings which I apply from a settings bash script whenever I run Ubuntu 14.04 from a live-USB, is to set the keyboard layout to British: setxkbmap -layout gb It works fine until I use my ...
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Aten CS22U hotkey scroll lock not switching desktops

I brought this new Aten CS22U KVM switch, but when I press scroll lock twice on my keyboard, it does not switch desktops :(, does my new KVM switch not have the hotkey feature ? The Aten switch in my ...
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What do I need to configure if an input device is attached through a KVM switch?

I've got a KVM switch from my employer (Aten CS782DP) which works fine as far as I can tell. However, it seems to be causing a problem with my input device (Thinkpad USB Compact Keyboard with ...
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Kvm Switch not signal monitor

I've got this KVM switch, to connect two computers with one mouse, keyboard and monitor. I am using Xubuntu and the problem I have apart from the normal resolution problems that everyone is having (...
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Xfce notification for detected keyboard and/or mouse

I have a 4-port KM switch (4 screens, 4 computers, 1 keyboard and mouse switched across all of them). I was wondering if there was some sort of notification tool to display a popup in Xfce (Xubuntu) ...
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Logitech S100 USB speakers output no sound on Ubuntu 15.04, USB 1.1

I am a first time user of Ubuntu. I recently installed it as a dualboot with Windows 7. I have Logitech S100 USB speakers which work fine in Windows. However, I can't get any audio to play in Ubuntu. ...
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KVM Switch Under Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install a KVM Switch between two computer. The first one runs under Windows XP. The mouse/keyboard/screen works perfectly (the first computer is an ACER Aspire (Lifestyle Line)). When I ...
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Switch between Keyboards

I have two text entry resources: English & Persian. I had defined Alt+L Shft to switch between them. Then I installed "Unity Tweak Tool" and "CompizConfig Settings Manager". After the very first ...
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How can I get the Tripp-Lite KVM Switch work on Ubuntu?

I have a Tripp-Lite KVM Switch model B020-008 and I'm trying to get it to work on Ubuntu version 10.04 LTS and 12.04 LTS but for some reason it only barely works on 10.04 LTS meaning the mouse barely ...
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Change screen resolution detection timeout

I'm using a KVM switch for using two laptops. One is connected to Ubuntu 12.10. The problem I have, is that every time I switch to the other PC, Ubuntu changes the resolution back to the integral ...
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Fn keys not working in Microsoft ergonomic keyboard behind KVM switch

I have recently acquired an Encore USB KVM switch to handle both my desktop and laptop computers. Both computers are dual boots (Ubuntu 12.04/Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10/Windows 8). I have connected to ...
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Double-tap on ScrollLock key fails to change KVM target machine

Using a Belkin KVM switch. Normally, I'd be able to double-tap scroll-lock and choose a number corresponding to the machine I wish to switch to, however, since I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 Beta 2, ...
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KVM switch and screen resolution problem

I use 12.04. Till today I use it with an Acer trravelmate4070 and an LG screen in order to expand my desktop. Works great. Till today that I decided to connect my LG screen to a KVM switch in order ...
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Can I force VGA signal output even when xrandr shows 'disconnected'?

My notebook is connected to a HDTV through a KVM Switch (one other notebook also connected to the same HDTV). The problem seems to be that Ubuntu doesn't recognize the HDTV to be turned on and ...
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How to load EDID Firmware with drm_kms_helper

I've some screen trouble with my computer, I use it with a KVM switch, but this switch seems to block the EDID detection of the screen, and as no screen is detected, after the boot (when the Ubuntu ...
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KVM switch not detecting keyboard [closed]

I've just plugged in a Belkin Flip KVM to handle switching between my desktop and my Eee PC 1000. The mouse and monitor switch fine, but the separate keyboard does not work when the KVM switches to ...
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Using numlock for Trendnet KVM switch no longer works

I have a Trendnet TK-209 KVM switch, and since upgrading to 11.10, I can no longer switch between systems using numlock-numlock from ubuntu. (I also tried scrlk-scrlk). If I switch manually to my ...
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Keep numlock status while using KVM

I recently purchased and started using a KVM. Most things work as I expect them, but when I switch back to my main [ubuntu 10.04] desktop, numlock gets turned off. I suspect that it looks to the ...
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How can I get my IOGear GCS632U KVM switch to work? [closed]

I bought a KVM switch and I'm trying to use it to have it connected to my main PC (win7) and my new machine I just installed ubuntu on. I hooked it up properly, and tried using it. It worked when ...
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How do I change my monitor's resolution when using a KVM?

I'm using 10.04 behind a KVM switch. The KVM is old and doesn't pass DDC through, so when the box boots up it just assumes I can't handle anything beyond 800x600. Apparently the xorg.conf is ignored, ...