#StackBounty: #windows-10 #multiple-monitors #kvm-switch Startech DP KVM Switch, WIN10, GTX1070 issues; SV211DPUA

Bounty: 50

SV211DPUA (https://www.startech.com/Server-Management/KVM-Switches/2-Port-DisplayPort-KVM-Switch~SV211DPUA)

I followed the startup instructions here exactly: https://www.startech.com/faq/kvm-switches-setup

and Also the troubleshooting here: https://www.startech.com/faq/kvm_switches_general#SV211DPUA – by switching KVM and External cables, and performing the startup all over again, for example.

On my DESKTOP PC, which has a GTX 1070 with the latest drivers, and Windows 10 fully updated including the creator’s update, this KVM switch always has issues which I will describe in more detail below. The Desktop PC has 2 HDMI-connected monitors which are NOT going through any KVM. They are always on. The KVM controls only one monitor via display port.

On my Suface Pro 4, it works every time (the 2nd PC connected to the KVM).

When I first turn on my Desktop PC, the KVM works fine. Then I switch to my surface, still works fine. Finally, I go back to my DESKTOP PC, and the HDMI-Connected screen (no KVM) begins to flicker on and off a few seconds at a time. The DP connected screen (through KVM) stays completely black, but the monitor light is blue (meaning it’s not in idle). If I disconnect the DP cable from the DESKTOP PC, or turn the kvm-connected monitor OFF, the DESKTOP PC loads the 2nd HDMI-connected monitor without issue.

At this moment I have disconnected the display port cable from KVM-to-Desktop, but am still using the KVM to switch my controls (both mouse and keyboard) and use my other 2 remaining monitors on the desktop PC successfully.

I opened a chat w/ Startech, and they were actually quite helpful. Below are the further tests performed:

Test 1

  • Please connect the DP monitor directly into your Desktop as a third monitor (not passing through our KVM).
  • ok completed. Monitor is up. So right now, I have all 3 monitors working just fine. And I can move between my SP4 and Desktop using the KVM for controls only, works great actually.
  • Now I simulated the KVM’s display switch by disconnecting the DP cable from your desktop, waiting about 20 seconds, and then reconnecting it.
  • The monitor came back instantly when i plugged it in again after ~20 sec.

Test 2

  • Started on the Desktop. Only the Displayport monitor was connected to the desktop at this time (disconnected the other 2 HDMI directly-connected monitors). DP was connected THROUGH the KVM. No issues here yet.
  • After I switched to the SP4, it worked fine on the surface too.
  • Then I switched bakc to the desktop, and I saw nothing on the screen (no connection basically, but it did seem like it was flashing a little bit, trying to do something).
  • After a minute of that, I tried to disconnect the KVM, and connect ANY of the monitors directly again to my desktop PC, but none of them connected. HDMI or DP, didn’t matter.
  • Then I thought maybe it was due to mouse/keyboard being non responsive, so I connected them directly via usb to the desktop. They wouldn’t even get powered.
    No red light on mouse, no caps lock on keyboard.
  • So I had to shut the PC down manually, restart, and everything came back.

However, they conclude that it’s not hardware related to the KVM as the switch is very simple (see below).

It is nothing more than a hardware switch. Although the USB
connectivity can be more complex depending on the models, the actual
display switching has no chipset or particular technology other than a
physical cable switch. There is no software, drivers or associated
technology that could be involved either. Furthermore, we also know
that your KVM isn’t defective since it works on other computers. The
absolute only difference from our KVM’s usage and an actual manual
cable disconnection is the fact that the KVM keeps the cable’s
connection alive. When switching, the computer loses the monitor’s
information (identification information), but remains aware that a
hardware connectivity is there. This, normally, doesn’t cause any
issue on the computer’s side other than resolution changes and monitor
re-arranging.

So finally, I’m asking about what on my software or hardware side on my Desktop PC could cause this issue and if anyone has more items to try or look into to fix it.

Thank you!


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#StackBounty: #windows #windows-10 #crash #atom-editor Windows Programs Keep Randomly Closing?

Bounty: 50

For some unknown reason, my programs keep closing randomly? I know these programs have randomly closed: Atom, Discord, Steam, Slack, Notepad++, SourceTree, and DevStax. Atom seems to close the most so I have to wonder if it’s possibly causing other programs to crash? Or perhaps it was that Windows Media Update thingy?

I found some other people online that have issues with Atom and a 3rd party package Go-Plus, but no one has provided a solution and Atom gives me no useful logs. I’d just close Atom and see if I get any crashes but I work 8-12hrs/day in Atom so it’s not very feasible because of that and the fact that I cannot reproduce it on command.

Is there a way to try and detect what is causing my programs to close randomly? I ran System File Checker and File Signature Verification and they both came back clean. Any other diagnostic tools I should be looking at? Thanks.

System Specs:
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Version: 10.0.15063 Build 15063
System Type: x64
Processor: i7-4770
Ram: 16GB


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #multiple-monitors #resolution #dpi #scaling How to change screen's DPI scaling automatically when switch…

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I have a 14″ 1920×1080 laptop and a 24″ 1920×1200 screen. The pixel density difference is huge.

When I’m using the large screen as a main one and laptop as an additional screen, I’d like to have the smaller one set to 150% scaling so that I can use it comfortably. But when I’m away from my desk and the external screen is disconnected, I’d like the laptop to automatically switch to 100% scaling to maximize desktop area.

How can I make Windows switch DPI scaling automatically when external screens are connected or disconnected?

I’m okay with using 3rd party software if it’s necessary, but I’d rather stick to built-in features of Windows.

I’m using Windows 10 Pro Version 1703.


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #multiple-monitors #resolution #dpi #scaling How to change screen's DPI scaling automatically when switch…

Bounty: 50

I have a 14″ 1920×1080 laptop and a 24″ 1920×1200 screen. The pixel density difference is huge.

When I’m using the large screen as a main one and laptop as an additional screen, I’d like to have the smaller one set to 150% scaling so that I can use it comfortably. But when I’m away from my desk and the external screen is disconnected, I’d like the laptop to automatically switch to 100% scaling to maximize desktop area.

How can I make Windows switch DPI scaling automatically when external screens are connected or disconnected?

I’m okay with using 3rd party software if it’s necessary, but I’d rather stick to built-in features of Windows.

I’m using Windows 10 Pro Version 1703.


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #multiple-monitors #resolution #dpi #scaling How to change screen's DPI scaling automatically when switch…

Bounty: 50

I have a 14″ 1920×1080 laptop and a 24″ 1920×1200 screen. The pixel density difference is huge.

When I’m using the large screen as a main one and laptop as an additional screen, I’d like to have the smaller one set to 150% scaling so that I can use it comfortably. But when I’m away from my desk and the external screen is disconnected, I’d like the laptop to automatically switch to 100% scaling to maximize desktop area.

How can I make Windows switch DPI scaling automatically when external screens are connected or disconnected?

I’m okay with using 3rd party software if it’s necessary, but I’d rather stick to built-in features of Windows.

I’m using Windows 10 Pro Version 1703.


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #multiple-monitors #resolution #dpi #scaling How to change screen's DPI scaling automatically when switch…

Bounty: 50

I have a 14″ 1920×1080 laptop and a 24″ 1920×1200 screen. The pixel density difference is huge.

When I’m using the large screen as a main one and laptop as an additional screen, I’d like to have the smaller one set to 150% scaling so that I can use it comfortably. But when I’m away from my desk and the external screen is disconnected, I’d like the laptop to automatically switch to 100% scaling to maximize desktop area.

How can I make Windows switch DPI scaling automatically when external screens are connected or disconnected?

I’m okay with using 3rd party software if it’s necessary, but I’d rather stick to built-in features of Windows.

I’m using Windows 10 Pro Version 1703.


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #audio #drivers #asus-laptop #realtek No Audio output devices is installed in ASUS IN SEARCH INCREDIBLE A555L…

Bounty: 50

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Asus in search in incredible A555L i installed audio drivers but not working . I tried allot but i cant find solution. i given to asus service center they are solved issue but its worked only one day again audio drivers is gone.I struggled allot would you please anyone help me..i’ll appreciate them

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But if i restart my laptop sometimes its working audio drivers and some times not working i don’t understand what is the issue .. i’m getting mad with this…. audio drivers

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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #multiple-monitors #resolution #dpi #scaling How to change screen's DPI scaling automatically when switch…

Bounty: 50

I have a 14″ 1920×1080 laptop and a 24″ 1920×1200 screen. The pixel density difference is huge.

When I’m using the large screen as a main one and laptop as an additional screen, I’d like to have the smaller one set to 150% scaling so that I can use it comfortably. But when I’m away from my desk and the external screen is disconnected, I’d like the laptop to automatically switch to 100% scaling to maximize desktop area.

How can I make Windows switch DPI scaling automatically when external screens are connected or disconnected?

I’m okay with using 3rd party software if it’s necessary, but I’d rather stick to built-in features of Windows.

I’m using Windows 10 Pro Version 1703.


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #windows-10 #multiple-monitors #resolution #dpi #scaling How to change screen's DPI scaling automatically when switch…

Bounty: 50

I have a 14″ 1920×1080 laptop and a 24″ 1920×1200 screen. The pixel density difference is huge.

When I’m using the large screen as a main one and laptop as an additional screen, I’d like to have the smaller one set to 150% scaling so that I can use it comfortably. But when I’m away from my desk and the external screen is disconnected, I’d like the laptop to automatically switch to 100% scaling to maximize desktop area.

How can I make Windows switch DPI scaling automatically when external screens are connected or disconnected?

I’m okay with using 3rd party software if it’s necessary, but I’d rather stick to built-in features of Windows.

I’m using Windows 10 Pro Version 1703.


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #windows-10 #multiple-monitors #resolution #dpi #scaling How to change screen's DPI scaling automatically when switch…

Bounty: 50

I have a 14″ 1920×1080 laptop and a 24″ 1920×1200 screen. The pixel density difference is huge.

When I’m using the large screen as a main one and laptop as an additional screen, I’d like to have the smaller one set to 150% scaling so that I can use it comfortably. But when I’m away from my desk and the external screen is disconnected, I’d like the laptop to automatically switch to 100% scaling to maximize desktop area.

How can I make Windows switch DPI scaling automatically when external screens are connected or disconnected?

I’m okay with using 3rd party software if it’s necessary, but I’d rather stick to built-in features of Windows.

I’m using Windows 10 Pro Version 1703.


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