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Connecting 2 computers to 1 older Cintiq

Cintiq and Cintiq Pro
neandertolman
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Connecting 2 computers to 1 older Cintiq

Postby neandertolman » Fri 9. Mar 2018, 18:16

Hi,

I have a peculiar set up and wondering if anyone knows if I can connect an older model Cintiq to two computers. I have:

Mac Pro 2008 (2 x 3.2 GHz Quadcore Intel Xeon) 32 gig ram, ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics card, newly installed Hitachi SSD 1 terabyte running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

Mac Pro 2018 (3.5 GHZ 6-Core dual Intel Xeon E5 processor, 16 GB ram, Dual AMD FirePro D500 with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM each, 256GB PCIe-based SSD

Wacom Cintiq 21UX 2007

Currently, the Wacom is plugged into the 2008 Mac Pro and working great! New Mac Pro should arrive any day now.

Thanks!

wacom4
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Re: Connecting 2 computers to 1 older Cintiq

Postby wacom4 » Thu 22. Mar 2018, 15:33

The Cintiq 21 is the DTZ-2100, correct?
Unfortunately it won't run on macOS 10.13. After we stopped the driver support for DTZ-2100, Apple changed the driver implementation in macOS and thus the older drivers cannot be installed anymore unfortunately.

Therefore the question needs to answered differently: What you are planning is not feasible.

General answer:
For the older models with only one cable there is only the possibility of a so-called KVM switch - a hardware switch for several computers for one set of screen, keyboard and mouse (or tablet).
WIth the new models with USB-C and other display connections (Cintiq Pro 24 and Cintiq Pro 32) you don't need to change anything - have one computer connected by USB-C and the other by DisplayPort and USB.


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