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Problem with laptop connection

I have a 2-port Belkin KVM switch with the aim of switching between my desktop and a laptop docking station. Works like a dream when both machines are switched on, but if the laptop is off (or not present on the docking station), then there is a big delay on the mouse on the desktop machine. Is this expected behaviour?

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Re: problem with laptop connection

KVM's work best when you are using the same or similar type of hardware however there might be an issue with your video card interfacing with the KVM. I would switch the Video cables and see if the problem moved or disappeared. If the problem moves, then I would suspect the video card is the culprit. Since many problems can be traced to software compatibility issues, I would check to see if there is an updated driver for your video card and or your monitor first. If the problem disappears it could possible be a loose cable connection on the destop PC or the KVM itself. I would also try a different set of cables.

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