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KVM between Mac and PC on VGA and PS2?

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I frequently bring PC boxes into the house, either to fix for others, or to install some Linux distro or other, FreeNAS or similar.

I want one keyboard and mouse, and one main monitor which will be the Mac Pro monitor. The Mac Pro will also be driving a seperate second monitor, plus the Panasonic Plasma both through VGA adapters

At present I do this, but the main machine is a PC, and all mouse/keyboard are PS2.

So is it possible to have a KVM switch that has both USB and PS2 outputs, so I can have MAC on USB and any other machines on a PS2 cable?

And what about the video?
The main (Switched) monitor will be the new Mac monitor. If I have a PC with VGA output, how can I send that to the new mac monitor? will ther be a KVM switch that can convert VGA in to feed the Mac monitor?
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If the input is digital you will need a VGA/Digital adapter on the PC side. I use an old manual VGA switch box. I just pug in a seperate Mouse keyboard for the PC I'm working on.
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Try this/ I have seen it recommended on many websites but I am a touch unsure if it will do all you need it to.
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Synergy, yes, I like that, but not seen it before. Sort of seemless VNC across the network

It wont be any good for what I want though, as you already need KVM access to the second machine AND an OS already installed. I will often be working on bare bones systems that I will be installing an OS onto

I do have other uses for it though, Cheers
Possibly an easier way to drive my music server in the attic.

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