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Two keyboards for the same computer
Is there a y-cable or something simple?
Automan Empire




msg:1567749
 8:30 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hello Group,
I want to have 2 keyboards and monitors connected to the same computer, so a second person can access the machine without basically putting his arms around the manager's waist when he is on the phone or whatever.
I found a VGA Y-cable without even trying, but have not found an equivalent for the keyboard and mouse.
This is kind of the opposite of a KVM switch application, in that I want one machine to have two live monitors and keyboards.
Thanks,
-Automan

 

SEOMike




msg:1567750
 9:25 pm on Nov 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Have you tried plugging in another USB keyboard? When I do that on my laptop, both work.

Automan Empire




msg:1567751
 4:51 am on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

(smacks forehead) Two heads better than one. Thanks, SEOMike!
Better USB hub, add to cart :)
-Automan

Automan Empire




msg:1567752
 3:00 am on Dec 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Super! I found a [usb ps/2 cable adapter $4.95] Woohoo!

Thanks again for the tip.

[edited by: DaveN at 1:52 pm (utc) on Dec. 2, 2005]

Automan Empire




msg:1567753
 12:09 am on Dec 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Update: The USB adapter works both mice and keyboards wonderfully!
The monitor Y cable was not as plug-and-play; one of the monitors seems to have sweep-rate problems but the second (smaller) one works great, darn it! (Both are LCD monitors.) I will try playing with the sweep-rate after work; if that doesn't work then I will be looking at more expensive VGA splitters or possibly try this spare video card that has 2 plugs.

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