Effective method of 'connecting' two X servers ...

Alexander Leidinger 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.


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