Connecting 2 PCs to a monitor with 2 inputs (DVI and VGA)

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Scott Steiner, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Hi there,

    my monitor(SyncMaster 940B) has both DVI and VGA input. Two computers
    are connected to this monitor, one through DVI and the other through VGA.

    Until now I just used one computer at a time, I turn on a PC and the
    monitor automatically detects the incoming signal i.e. DVI or VGA.

    Problem: I want to use both PCs at the same time and just switch from
    one display to the other back and forth. One PC is on but one I turn the
    other one on then nothing happens and I still just see the picture of
    the first PC. I see no way of changing the detection to manual so that I
    can explicitly choose either DVI from one PC or VGA from the other PC.

    In the OSD of the monitor there is something called "Auto Source" which
    can be set to either "Auto" or "Manual". However, setting this to
    "Manual" doesn't change a thing and I'm wondering what to do.

    Any help appreciated.
     
    Scott Steiner, Jan 18, 2008
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  2. Scott Steiner

    Fred Guest

    "Scott Steiner" <> wrote in message
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    > Hi there,
    >
    > my monitor(SyncMaster 940B) has both DVI and VGA input. Two computers are
    > connected to this monitor, one through DVI and the other through VGA.
    >
    > Until now I just used one computer at a time, I turn on a PC and the
    > monitor automatically detects the incoming signal i.e. DVI or VGA.
    >
    > Problem: I want to use both PCs at the same time and just switch from one
    > display to the other back and forth. One PC is on but one I turn the other
    > one on then nothing happens and I still just see the picture of the first
    > PC. I see no way of changing the detection to manual so that I can
    > explicitly choose either DVI from one PC or VGA from the other PC.
    >
    > In the OSD of the monitor there is something called "Auto Source" which
    > can be set to either "Auto" or "Manual". However, setting this to "Manual"
    > doesn't change a thing and I'm wondering what to do.
    >
    > Any help appreciated.


    Is there a button on the monitor that looks like a rectangle (represention
    of a monitor) with an arrow partway through it?
    If there is then that is the source switch. Just press it to switch between
    video sources.
     
    Fred, Jan 19, 2008
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  3. Fred schrieb:
    [...]
    > Is there a button on the monitor that looks like a rectangle (represention
    > of a monitor) with an arrow partway through it?
    > If there is then that is the source switch. Just press it to switch between
    > video sources.


    Excellent! That was it, many thanks! :)
     
    Scott Steiner, Jan 19, 2008
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