How would you set this up

  noel_courtney 08:20 14 May 2009

Hi I have two desktop PCs, two monitors and a laptop.

PC "A"
PC "B"
I want PC "A" to be connected with two monitors (one will be VGA and the other is DVI-D) No prob as PC "A" card is capable of both.

PC "B" is only capable of VGA

I dont want PC "B" to be just networked as a storeage device but be an O/S environment in its own right.

Can I set up PC "A" with two monitors and then switch to these monitors easily to PC "B". I know a KVM switch can help but one monitor is VGA the other is Digital.

Is this possible

  ambra4 21:41 14 May 2009

Take a look at this one it might do what you want to do

Linkskey DM712AUSK 2-Port Dual Monitor (DVI+VGA) 7.1 Surround Sound KVM Switch

w/ Cables

click here

But it not cheap

click here

  noel_courtney 08:17 15 May 2009

Your right it,s not cheap. May end up useing second PC as an expensive extenal hard drive?

  Rigga 11:22 19 May 2009

Personally I would network them together and once setup use remote desktop to access the second O/S environment.

No cables needed, well apart from the network ones obviously :).


  noel_courtney 12:50 19 May 2009

Thats a great idea thanks.

Do you know if remote desk top is compatible with Linux?

  Rigga 14:47 19 May 2009

not sure but if not use any one of the free VNC versions.. like

REALVNC > click here <
TIGHTVNC > click here <
ULTRAVNC > click here <

All offer similar functions to remote desktop, and are available in Linux versions.


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