Effective method of 'connecting' two X servers ...
Alexander at Leidinger.net
Mon Jul 23 08:59:01 UTC 2007
Quoting "Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy at freebsd.org> (from Mon, 23 Jul
2007 02:36:25 -0300):
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> Since it appears I'm going to have to wait for proper nVidia driver
> support for
> amd64, I'm goign to attach my second monitor to my other machine, and start X
> on it ... but, what is the cleanest method of connecting the two so
> that I can
> use keyboard/mouse from my main screen on the second one?
> I used to have a Windows box as second screen (laptop), and used x2vnc to go
> from screen-to-screen, allowing me to cut-n-paste, etc ... so I'd like to do
> something like that, except from FreeBSD-to-FreeBSD, getting the
> laptop out of
> the mix :)
At work I use synergy to connect a Solaris and a Windows box. AFAIK
it's available in the ports too. This way you could even use the 2
screens + your laptop...
The setup is straight forward, and it recovers from connection losses.
If there is a wrong way to do something, then someone will do it.
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