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    Is this possible?

    Ok so i know that it is possible to control 2 computers with one monitor and keyboard.

    However is it possible to control 1 computer with 2 monitors and keyboards?

    Any ideas or thoughts would be appriciated, i know that it is quite a random thing to ask, however it would serve quite a good purpose for a stock management system i am opperating.

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    you can get specialised reverse kvm stuff, but i've no idea where to look for it have u tried plugging more than one keyboard in via usb? i know it works with mice, as i normally have 2 mice plugged in

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Lol the funny thng is i have 2 mice plugged in on this computer (my home one) and it didnt even occur to me. I have seen a VGA splitter unit also so theoretically that would solve the display issues also. I will try plugging in an extra keyboard and see what happenes.

    However i think reverse kvm might be a neater way of solving the problem.

    Does anyone have any knowlege of reverse kvm, espacially any links.

    Thanks

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    i have had 2 keyboards plugged in seems to work fine i always put a second one in for windows installs as my main keyboard is usb and always have problems even though usb support is enabled

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    I've run two keyboards and two mice before. One set via PS/2 and one via USB. Didn't have any problems. I'm guessing some programs might go a bit wonky, never had any trouble myself though.

    Of course you can't use both at the same time. for example you couldn't have two people inputting different data this way. You'd need two terminals for that, which somone else will have to fill you in on as i know nothing about it.

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