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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2021-01-11, 21:29 PM

I used private message. Not sure it can be shared.

Up to now, it hasn't been read. If I do not have an answer in few days, I'll try other Lenovo accounts

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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2021-01-15, 16:48 PM

FYI

 

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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2021-01-18, 14:30 PM

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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2021-01-18, 17:44 PM

That's the same thing they said to me when I opened a support case about this same issue back in December 2019.

 

I wouldn't hold your breath :/

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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2021-01-18, 18:06 PM

I know. I have little expectation on this ... Who knows ...

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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2021-01-19, 22:55 PM
How interesting that Lenovo support calls it the “one-key” KVM switch because it is exactly what it isn’t and precisely what we expect. In other news, I finally was able to correct my firmware to Legion (Y44-10) instead of the mistaken ThinkVision (P44-10) that my monitor was operating with. I followed the link that is circulating here to get the 1.6 firmware version but when I read the OSD about it mentions 1.5. That seems strange, I double checked the file I used, the file name mentions 1.6 and not 1.5 and I did the procedure twice and I am still in 1.5. Given the circumstances, I’m better in Y44-10 firmware than P44-10. No signs of the one-key KVM switch functionality in the OSD or in the Lenovo Artery utility so we were completely deceived by marketing materials. Oh, and the review I submitted to the Lenovo store was rejected. I got no reason why only that I can try again. Let me see if I can find and I will post the review in a separate message and tell me what you humans think.
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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2021-01-19, 23:09 PM

Here, I found the review text which I wrote in the Lenovo store site and it was rejected with the reason: 

 

Our staff has read your review and values your contribution even though it did not meet all our website guidelines. Thanks for sharing, and we hope to publish next time!

 

And here’s the review:

 

inexistent KVM, poor to no customer support
One of the key features why I chose this monitor is because it advertised an integrated KVM but there is no such thing in it. Other buyers of the Y44w-10 have said the same in the Lenovo forum but we have been ignored. I would not recommend this monitor to anyone given the misleading advertising and also the lack of customer support from Lenovo.

 

I gave them 1 star because I would stay out of this monitor at all costs if I knew what I know now. So, how would you write this in a way that conveys what this thread has been discussing and has a higher potential to be accepted by the moderation team?

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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2021-02-07, 12:28 PM

Here is a Guide how to get KVM working, it's flashing Thinkvision P44w firmware, but i guess the only difference is the casing and firmware, everything works! I guess we are faster than the engineers.... **bleep** you Lenovo!

 

flashing KVM to you Legion Y44w

 

 

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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2021-02-07, 14:09 PM

That's good news. Thanks for sharing.

 

Haven't tested it yet

 

FYI : English page describing  the P44 firmware is here : https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/monitors-and-projectors/lcd-monitors/thinkvision-p44w-10/solutions/ht508919-firmware-update-for-thinkvision-p44w-10-windows

 

P44 firmware is quite new (December 16 2020) compared to Y44 (October 05 2020)

Hopefully this means a genuine Legion version is in the works ...

 

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Re:Legion Y44w-10 KVM Setup

2021-02-07, 19:23 PM

Tried this on my Y44W-10 (previously on the 1.6 firmware with both power related updates applied). Setup is gaming PC hooked up to DisplayPort and USB-5G, and work laptop hooked up to USB-10G. I'd imagine this is a common arrangement as the 10G port is the more capable display port, but the USB quality is the same for both.

 

Appears to work. The input switch button is now a USB switch button, and the Brightness up button is now a display input switch button.

It's not quite the 1 key KVM that we were hoping for, but its much more tolerable, or it would be we were it not for the fact that every time you switch resolution, e.g. opening a fullscreen game, the selected USB gets reset to USB-10G, so while fewer button presses are needed to switch it you do it more. Even on the original firmware, it did have a habbit of randomly switching USB to 10G, but now it's every time.

When you enable HDR in windows, the displayport standard in the OSD drops to DP1.2 and can't be changed. Not sure if the difference is relevent in anyway, or even if it's just a menu bug.

 

The FPS counter is much nicer on this. It updates less frequently so you can actually read it!

 

I may have to bite the bullet and and swap the work laptop onto the 5G port to make it workable with this firmware, which is annoying as then my work laptop will be limited to 60Hz. Like ok yeah I don't really do much that needs a higher refresh rate, but it was nice to have and I paid for high refresh rates!

 

All this is especially frustrating for me as my GPU actually has USBc, but some monitor features are only available over display port!

 

Conclusion: Mixed bag. Lenovo really need to fix this properly. I'd still like the ability to simply tie one (or both) of the USBs to a non-USB input so when you switch to a computer it switches your keyboard too. Is that really so hard?

 

 

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