[TriLUG] KVM Switches
David A. Cafaro
dac at cafaro.net
Tue Aug 27 12:55:00 EDT 2002
One thing that might help with the autosyncing with the monitor is if
you make sure you are only using resolutions + refresh rates that are
preset in the monitor (sometimes refereed to as the
guaranteed/recommended resolutions + refreshrate).
This might not be an option if you like to push the res or refresh to
the limits, but might be a place to look. I know that I have one 17" at
home that "can" run at 1154x864x75hz but they only recommend
1024x768x75hz. The higher res works fine, but when ever I used to
switch systems using a KVM or setting up other systems, I always had to
mess with my monitors settings. If I stuck with their recommended it
always behaved nicely. Since I wanted the convience of highres+high
refresh, I bought a better monitor :-).
On Tue, 2002-08-27 at 12:44, Lisa C. Boyd wrote:
> > I'm using the same set up(4 port though), but I do have a fuzzy picture.
> > What do you mean when you say "auto-sync my monitor"? The 'ghosting' is
> > about to drive me nuts. I assumed it was a shortcoming in the KVM or cables
> > / cable length.
> When I asked about this before, some of the guys here said that the
> problem was probably in the cables being double-shielded instead of the
> recommended triple-shielded (terms may be wrong going on memory but you
> get the gist). I have a ViewSonic L700 Monitor. One of the options when
> I push the button on the monitor for the menu is to Auto Sync. That's
> the only thing I've found to sharpen the picture. But I do it when
> viewing the Linux side and then the Win side is blurry so I do it over
> there. I tried Googling-it and didn't come up with much information at
> all - like how to automatically have it auto sync when I switch over or
> stuff like that. If you find anything let me know. Otherwise, try some
> of the controls on your actual monitor - maybe you'll have something
> similar to sharpen everything.
> I feel for you - it absolutely drove me batty!!!
> > No, but I would like to know as well. One would think that the flashing
> > monitor, desktop changes, etc. would be enough to alert the user that the
> > active system has changed, no? Guess Belkin didn't think so. ;-)
> Don't recall mine beeping so can't help you there either :)
> Lisa B.
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