Device connecting desktop & laptop on same input devices
I have a laptop which only has USB ports and one HDMI output. I also have a somewhat old desktop with only USB ports and DVI/VGA outputs. I want to be able to use my keyboard, mouse, speakers & monitor on both the laptop & desktop easily (similar to a classic KVM switch).
For keyboard & mouse, I use a USB hub which I unplug from one machine & plug into the other. While this works, its annoying, lots of wires hanging all over the place and sometimes the linux machine needs a bit of time to detect the USB devices...
For the display, the laptop is connected with a HDMI to DVI cable to the monitor input 2, while the desktop is connected via DVI to input 1. To switch between laptop & desktop I hit the input source button on the monitor. Fair enough it works and is quick.
For the speakers, they are connected to the desktop using classic 3.5mm jacks so I cannot use them with the laptop.
I have looked for KVM switches with HDMI + DVI inputs, audio ports and plenty of USB ports, but they are very pricey.
Anybody has a recommendation for something not too expensive?