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    One keyboard/mouse - many pcs

    There's a great little application I found the other day, that will allow you to use one keyboard and mouse, to control many PCs (Windows / Mac / Linux / Unix). It's best used with multiple monitors, but could be done with a KVM switch (don't use the Keyboard/Mouse on KVM).

    Synergy is opensource software. I set it up today to run two notebook PCs running side by side on my desk.

    Specify one PC to act as the server, and tell the software which display is right / left / above / below to the server.

    It's cleared off one external keyboard and mouse (at work) for me so far. Now I have much more space to have paper clutter <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>.
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: One keyboard/mouse - many pcs

    Chris

    I don't suppose you hibernate your PCs, do you? If so, what effect does this software have?

    I'm finding that with a USB KVM switch for three PCs, the only PC which will hibernate is the one which currently 'owns' the keyboard, mouse and screen...

    John
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    Re: One keyboard/mouse - many pcs

    Sorry John, I haven't tested that yet. I have a feeling, that if the "server" PC is hibernated, the other PCs would no longer be controlled by the keyboard / mouse.

    There is the ability to force the software to load upon startup or login. And you can (at least in the Windows software) force a "reconnect" to the other PCs.
    Christopher Baldrey

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