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Old 04-14-2009, 04:36 AM   #1
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how to make Windows laptop temporarily act as dual monitor for my Linux desktop?

Is there a way to do that?
Do I have to install some client software on the Windows laptop and some kind of screen streaming server on the Linux desktop?

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Old 04-14-2009, 08:41 AM   #2
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You could use remote desktop software or X forwarding but neither will act like a dual monitor setup.
Old 04-15-2009, 07:44 AM   #3
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Hopefully a lot of dual screen issues will start being worked out when 8.04 comes out. Hot plugging support would make things a lot more likable. I generally flick my second screen on and off as needed and restarting X for that is a pain.

When it's going nicely with hotplug I imagine little finishing touches and better GUIs will come along with the easier initial setup.


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