Solved KVM switch issue and VGA to HDMI adapters

February 10, 2020 at 17:03:05
Specs: Mac OS, N/A
I have 2 PC’s and KVM switch.
PC1 running Mac OS on MacBook Pro 2015 Mojave
PC2 running Mac OS on MacBook 2008 Catalina
I have 2 external Monitors: Monitor1 and Monitor2
Monitor 1 has 2 HDMI ports and 2 DisplayPort ports.
Monitor 2 has 1 VGA port.
PC1 is connected to Monitor 1 using HDMI port and to Monitor 2 via Thunderbolt to VGA port.
I connected KVM to PC1 and have no issues with Monitors I.e. I could use both.
The issue is with PC2.
The only working Monitor is Monitor 2.
My goal is to enable Monitor 1 for PC2 as well. Note: I connected PC2 to KVM via Thunderbolt to VGA adapter.
My attempt:
A. I have to connect PC2 to Monitor 1. I am going to buy either VGA to HDMI cable or VGA to DisplayPort cable and connect directly Monitor 1 to PC2(not using KVM cable)
Will it enable PC2 to display on both Monitors?
B. Maybe I need to buy VGA splitter and connect PC2 to both ports at the same time I.e. to Monitor 1 and KVM VGA cable?
What would be your advice: will option A work? In case it won’t work …. will option B work?
Another question regarding adapter: e.g. I have to convert VGA out to Monitor DisplayPort input. Will adapter always work in both directions or not necessarily?

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February 10, 2020 at 17:17:57
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