Hardware Video Input Switching

Phil Brothwell p_brothwell at mcttelecom.com
Thu Feb 19 16:50:15 CST 2009

If your monitor has multiple inputs you should be able to connect each
monitor input to a different computer.  Then in software you can shut
off the video signal of the computer you aren't viewing.  How you let
the computers know that the other one has switched on (or off) may be a
bit difficult.

How about dumping Synergy and just using a KVM?  Or keeping Synergy and
using a VGA switch box?

Gasparovich, Nicholas wrote:
> I'm not sure if this is the right group to contact, but I've often found that the Linux community knows much more about hardware systems than any other group...
> My team has been deploying multiple computer user setups with an application very much like Synergy (allows the use of multiple computers from one keyboard/mouse)... while this is useful, we've been running short on desk space because of the amount of monitors.
> One of our systems administrators came up with an idea, and we wanted to see if it's at all feasible... essentially, his idea was to have a system software control of a screens input.  For instance, the workstation in question has an LCD (model 2007FPB)... if we could hook two computers up to that screen, is there a potential for a software hook to trigger the screen to change inputs?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> Thanks,
> -Nick
> Nick Gasparovich
> Susquehanna International Group, LLP (SIG)
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