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lawsie
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Keyboard & Mouse sharing / Splitters?

Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:05 pm

Hello!

Just wondering whether it is possible (or even advisable) to get some kind of usb keyboard / mouse splitter so that I can use the same kb and mouse with my PC as well as my Pi (maybe you press something to switch between the two?) without having to crawl down the back of my desk and switch them over every time? I already have two monitors so that bit is easy but I'd rather not have two sets of keyboard and mouse. I know I could use the VNC thing which Dave gave us the instructions for but I was just wondering whether this was even possible.

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Re: Keyboard & Mouse sharing / Splitters?

Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:29 pm

Look for "KVM switch" on the WWW.

(Al tough you do not need a Monitor)

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Re: Keyboard & Mouse sharing / Splitters?

Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:56 pm

No you don't need a monitor just don't put the monitor through the KVM just use it for mouse and keyboard Plug your monitor direct to your PC and I am presuming your using HDMI connector on the RPi for your TV Look for a KVM that uses a manual switch Hot key ones don't allways work with Linux systems (Sometimes they don't work with different flavours of Windows) where the Linux picks up on the same keystrokes as the KVM.
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Re: Keyboard & Mouse sharing / Splitters?

Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:01 am

Thank you! :)

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Re: Keyboard & Mouse sharing / Splitters?

Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:19 am

Never tried this but you might save your self some money:
The USB for keyboard and mouse is not high speed.
It is often the 1.2MHz USB protocol.
At that sort of speed your signals might pass through a standard switch.
So all you need is a 4-pole switch which switches the two USB signals D+/D- of the keyboard & mouse.

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Re: Keyboard & Mouse sharing / Splitters?

Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:28 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-2-0-Mini- ... 56516228ab that sort of thing should work - there are cheaper ones but that is the one I can find ATM
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Re: Keyboard & Mouse sharing / Splitters?

Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:44 am

You could also use synergy.
https://learn.adafruit.com/synergy-on-r ... is-synergy

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Re: Keyboard & Mouse sharing / Splitters?

Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:54 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Ports-USB-2 ... 1c214cd406 another one
I've used synergy in the past - to various levels of success, but have moved to another solution for my windows boxes
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Re: Keyboard & Mouse sharing / Splitters?

Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:21 pm

I've just set up my Pi to use synergy - exactly what I wanted, and totally free!! Thank you to everyone for your help :)

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