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Old 08-10-2009, 11:45 AM   #1
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3 monitor setup w/ the 3rd monitor being plugged into a Windows XP box


Hey,

Being a web developer, I have the unfortunate requirement to use Windows sometimes to test my websites. I usually work on Ubuntu 8.04 with a multi-monitor setup.

Is it possible to link my windows box and have it as the third monitor on my system so that I can simply move my mouse across to the windows box ?

Windows and stuff would not move between the machines, it would be simply the mouse and keyboard.

I am currently using a switch box, but wonder if there is not a 'cooler' way to do it.

Thanks,

David
 
Old 08-10-2009, 12:28 PM   #2
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Yes, there IS a way. However, at the moment, I cannot remember the name of the software, nor do I recall if it's free.

It's a client/server concept, one each of which runs on the Win machine, and the Linux machine, and allows you not only to mouse across between computers, but lets you copy/paste and other neat stuff from one oto the other.

I'll dig through my bookmarks and see if I can locate the thing, and post back if you haven't come across it already.

Sasha
 
Old 08-10-2009, 12:31 PM   #3
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http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/

That's it
Good luck -- let us know if you try it, and if it works as expected!

Sasha
 
Old 08-10-2009, 01:42 PM   #4
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Amazing, you never know what you will learn today. Thanks for sharing that one.
 
Old 08-13-2009, 01:45 AM   #5
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Synergy is AMAZING!!! I use it too!! It's absolutely the way to go!
 
  


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