Looking for a rather interesting program

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Wed Mar 26 15:22:11 PST 2003

In the last episode (Mar 26), Dragoncrest said:
> Friend of mine has a rather interesting setup on his machine that I
> would like to have on mine.  Apparently what it is, he has a program
> that allows the mouse and keyboard to automatically switch between
> two computers.  So as soon as the mouse moves off the screen on one,
> it jumps on the screen on another one.  The computer who has the
> mouse on its screen gets access to the keyboard.  This program is
> supposedly able to control up to 4 machines via a network using one
> mouse and one keyboard and even possibly one monitor for all four of
> them with an optional setting.  There's supposed to be programs that
> allow you to do this (both for linux/bsd and for windows should you
> happen to have a windows box in that mix) and I'd love to set those
> up on my machine, but I don't know what they would be and my friend
> is gone to another country for several months so I can't ask him.  :(
> Anybody know what this setup is?  I know it's not VNC.  That much is
> obvious.  It has something to do with the desktops in xwindows...I
> think.  Not totally sure though.  Any info is more than welcome. 
> Thanks.

It's probably one or more of x2x, x2vnc and win2vnc, depending on which
machine the mouse and keyboard are plugged into.


	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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