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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2020-10-17, 7:32 AM

The monitor was on warranty because an artifact appeared on a very small zone of the screen. The pixels themselves were not faulty, it was more something in the layer above them. It was producing a dark spot on the screen; very small but given the price of the monitor it should not happen.

 

Here is my configuration :

  • regular PC plugged via Display Port on the screen and also connected on the USBC-10 port
  • logitech dongle plugged into one of the front USB port of the screen

 

With this setup, the mouse and keyboard linked to the dongle work normally on the PC.

 

When I plug my laptop (DELL XPS 15) via an USB cable to the USBC-5 port of the screen, the KVM switches to USBC-5 so the mouse and keyboard are now controlling the laptop. That's great.

The problem is that when I disconnect the laptop, the KVM does not switch back to USBC-10 for controlling the PC. I need to go to the OSD menu to reactivate USBC-10.

 

 

Firmware 1.0 was definitely not working this way.

That's for KVM. I haven't bothered yet to test PIP which was definitely not working with firmware 1.0.

 

@Levono  Having a change log in the firmware release whould be appeciated and also switching back to USBC-10 in my case would be a great improvement

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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2020-10-19, 22:42 PM

Got monitor yesterday and upgraded to latest firmware. Please can someone tell how this "one touch" kvm is supposed to work? Might have to RMA it after 1 day! 

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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2020-10-20, 15:20 PM

Well first of all, this KVM feature is not really documented or at least very badly documented. If I remember correctly, the only reference in the manual is where the OSD menus are explained and the word "KVM" is not even written.

 

In the thread just above I explain how it work for me. This doesn't mean that it is the correct way and there may be a better method.

To my knowledge, there is no "one key KVM". There is a "multiple key combination KVM".

When 2 computers are plugged into the monitor via USB C, a "multiple key combination" can make your input peripherals (if plugged into the front USB ports of the monitor ) control one or another of those computers.

I'm not in front of the monitor right now so I cannot tell you what is the exact combination to perform in the OSD but it seems to me that someone in this thread has already explained it.

 

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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2020-10-20, 22:20 PM

Sorry to be a pain but if you walk me through it I would truly be grateful. I'm having to use the laptop mouse and keyboard because I can't get my wireless mouse and keyboard to switch 

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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2020-10-21, 7:42 AM

No worries.

To change the USBC port to which the front USB will be transmitted, here is what I do :

 

 

  • open OSD
  • advanced settings
  • USB source selection
  • select either USB-C 10G ou USB-C 5G
  • select USB 3.1

 

By doing that, it will activate either USBC 5 or USBC 10 as active transmitter for front USB ports

 

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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2020-10-21, 15:03 PM

Just to clarify, switching "USB Source Selection" applies to the 2 front USB-A ports, the front headphone jack, and the two USB-A ports on the back. I use a USB-hub plugged in to the back because 2 ports wasn't enough and I didn't want to use the front-ports unless I have to because I didn't want cords running in the front.

 

So to switch between my two laptops connected on USB-C (one on 5G one on 10G), I have to:
 

Switch Input/video source:
* Input Signal Button (second from left) -> Up/Down -> Confirm button (second from right)

 

* wait for laptop to respond or wake because the OSD doesn't work if it's not getting a signal (WHY?? This is maddening)

 

Switch USB source selection:
* Menu button -> Down -> Down -> Confirm -> Down -> Down -> Down (to "USB Source Selection) -> Confirm -> Up/Down -> Confirm -> Confirm 

 

So, 14 button presses in total to switch the two devices. Definitely not a 1-key KVM! 

 

It's tempting to just plug/unplug but then your desktop window arrangement gets screwed up and I am wary of the wear and tear on cables and ports.

 

I wish you could at least just always have the USB Source Selection and Input Signal selection tied together. I NEVER want one laptop showing on the monitor while the OTHER is being controlled by my keyboard and mouse.

 

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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2020-10-21, 15:23 PM
In my case I do plug/unplug the laptop, that's why it seems simpler to me :-)
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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2020-10-21, 15:31 PM

BTW, for me with firmware LT1.6 the first button on the left is not working anymore. Would be great to be able to use it for KVM switching. eh lenovo?

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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2020-10-23, 23:53 PM

@ Yoga920 wrote:
 

Also, I can't change the brightness from the OSD because for some reason the new firmware has Screen Controls  grayed out.

 

Just by the way, I had similar problem and I found out that it's grayed out when the HDR was enabled

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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2020-10-25, 19:53 PM

Just adding to this. It was definitely advertised as a gaming monitor that has KVM functionality.  The most obvious use case for such a monitor is people who have a gaming rig and a work laptop. Particularly in these times of covid, but I bought mine pre-covid intending to use that exact setup.

 

The top-end gaming features of this monitor (e.g. 144Hz refresh) ONLY work on DisplayPort, so even if people have a USB-C capable graphics card, they're not going to want to use that connection.

 

The changes I'd like to see in the firmware are:

 

  1. On the input select menu, grey out or remove any inputs that don't have a video input connected. (This one is optional, but it'd make the menu nicer to use)
  2. The option to link the each USB port to one of the non-USB inputs (DisplayPort or HDMI). This port would then become USB-only and wouldn't advertise itself as display capable. (also remove it from the input select menu)
  3. When the user selects a linked non-USB video input, such as DisplayPort, the monitor auto switches the USB source to the USB port the user linked

 

Edit: The fact that this thread has twice as many views as even the stickied post should show how much people want this, and you did advertise it after all!

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