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Multi-computer X?
Posted by jijitus on Mon 11 May 2009 at 03:00
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I wonder if someone knows if it is possible to merge two separate X servers in a master/slave configuration so they form a single desktop. It would be useful too if all keyboards and mices from both X servers can be used as input.
The main usage would be to use my laptop at home as a secondary monitor for my desktop.

 

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Re: Multi-computer X?
Posted by dkg (216.254.xx.xx) on Mon 11 May 2009 at 06:58
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I suspect you're looking for synergy.

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Re: Multi-computer X?
Posted by Anonymous (62.231.xx.xx) on Fri 15 May 2009 at 15:40
or the old-but-still-worthy x2x, or even x2VNC if you've borrowed a mate's Windows laptop and need even more room.

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Re: Multi-computer X?
Posted by Anonymous (79.116.xx.xx) on Sat 16 May 2009 at 06:50
does it work to transfer one window to another pc from one to another ?

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Re: Multi-computer X?
Posted by Anonymous (62.231.xx.xx) on Mon 18 May 2009 at 12:58
No, sadly. All the suggestions just mean that you can have a single mouse and keyboard.

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Re: Multi-computer X?
Posted by Anonymous (190.220.xx.xx) on Mon 18 May 2009 at 18:23
No, I have tried QuickSinergy and it's not what I want. I'd like to move a window from one computer to another, merging all computers into one big desktop (keeping only one of them as the CPU; the others as screens and input devices only). I'll check x2x and x2vnc. Thanks!

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Re: Multi-computer X?
Posted by Anonymous (71.241.xx.xx) on Tue 19 May 2009 at 00:49
try: Debian Package: xdmx (2:1.4.2-10.lenny1)

distributed multihead X server

Xdmx is a proxy X server that uses one or more other X servers as its display device(s). It provides multi-head X functionality for displays that might be located on different machines. Xdmx functions as a front-end X server that acts as a proxy to a set of back-end X servers. All of the visible rendering is passed to the back-end X servers. Clients connect to the Xdmx front-end, and everything appears as it would in a regular multi-head configuration. If Xinerama is enabled (e.g., with +xinerama on the command line), the clients see a single large screen.

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