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September 18, 2016, 12:04:09 PM
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I have a growing fleet of ubuntu boxes I use for mining, currently around 20.  The only annoying thing is constantly having to unplug then replug the keyboard/mouse/monitor into each to reboot or amend.

Is there a mass vga/usb splitter available?  Or is there an easier way of doing this?  Haven't been able to find one Sad

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September 18, 2016, 02:06:50 PM
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it's called kvm switch, google it
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September 18, 2016, 02:19:20 PM
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Many thanks qaaq.

Oh dear, when you start going over 4 port, these things are horribly expensive.  Can anyone think of an alternative way of achieving this?  Some kind of virtual control system?
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September 18, 2016, 02:46:04 PM
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SSH or remote desktop
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September 18, 2016, 03:21:39 PM
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Many thanks qaaq.

Oh dear, when you start going over 4 port, these things are horribly expensive.  Can anyone think of an alternative way of achieving this?  Some kind of virtual control system?


okay  ebay has good deals on 4 port  I have 3 give me 1 minute for links

here is a quality 4 port for 170

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002RCTNKW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?


same one used for  60
http://www.ebay.com/itm/IOGEAR-GCS1774-4-PORT-SYMPHONY-KVM-SWITCH-USB2-0-NTWK-AUDIO-/251630505570?

but you need to buy cables  these work with  video cards that have hdmi

https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-HDMI-DVI-Adapter-Cable/dp/B014I8UQJY/ref=sr_1_1?

these work if your video card has dvi out put.
https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-DVIMM3-3-Feet-Digital-Monitor/dp/B00HS2257O/ref=sr_1_42?


plus you need these


https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-USB-2-0-Cable--Male/dp/B00NH11KIK/ref=sr_1_2?



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September 18, 2016, 09:12:53 PM
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Newegg has some 4-way KVM new for around $80ish, Iogear brand IIRC.

 If you're wanting to switch anything BUT old-style VGA video though, the price starts going through the roof - DVI and HDMI KVMs are ALL a ton more per port, which IMO is dumb as they're digital signals not analog and should be EASIER to switch.

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September 18, 2016, 09:58:54 PM
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Newegg has some 4-way KVM new for around $80ish, Iogear brand IIRC.

 If you're wanting to switch anything BUT old-style VGA video though, the price starts going through the roof - DVI and HDMI KVMs are ALL a ton more per port, which IMO is dumb as they're digital signals not analog and should be EASIER to switch.


I got lucky grabbed 3 used Kvm/usb four port for 60 each with cables and only missing power supplies.

I spent 3x 60 and 3 x 8 or 204. And new they were 3x 170 or 510


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September 19, 2016, 03:08:32 AM
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SSH or remote desktop

Ditto.  When I need to reboot a rig, I ssh in, then "shutdown -r now".
I keep a keyboard and monitor plugged into one of my rigs so I can use it as a terminal.  So if swap a riser or card I use the terminal to ssh into the rig and check on the changes.
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