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Old 09-20-2004, 02:00 AM   #1
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More than one monitor in a network?


Hi!

I have been playing aroung with dual monitor settings on my laptopscreen and an extrnal monitor ...

Now I wonder if and how I could get computers in my homenetwork to act as if they were connected to a 3rd, 4th, 5th,... graphic card on my laptop (or any other pc in the network) ...

Can I use other PC's in my network, running linux, to extend my desktop.... make them working as displays for another computer?

Can't say it any clearer.... hope it is enough... You know what I mean, don't you? :-)

Greetins, Sascha
 
Old 09-20-2004, 02:24 AM   #2
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Hi sascha!

This should only be done on a home network behind a NAT firewall!

Make sure that all internal firewalls are turned off:

MACHINE1# /sbin/iptables --flush
MACHINE2# /sbin/iptables --flush

Allow X to accept incoming connections:
MACHINE1# xhost +

Set display on MACHINE2 to MACHINE1
MACHINE2# DISPLAY=machine1_ip:0.0
MACHINE2# emacs &

The emacs window will show up on machine 1.

Is that what you wanted?
Martin
 
Old 09-20-2004, 02:39 AM   #3
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Hi there!

Thanks for your answer, but that is not what I wanted... i think....
Your effect would be, that a programm, started on machine2 will always appear on machine1 .. right? If not, forget what I write now...

What I want is to have something like I would plug a second graphic card into the pc and tell X to use 2 monitors. I think it's called dual monitoring or something... but I wonder if I can reach the same effect -dual monitoring- without plugging a second graphic card into one pc, but telling X to use another linux-pc's monitor as it's own second monitor.... connected via lan...

You know what I mean? If not please ask again :-)

Thanks fpr your time!

Greetings, Sascha
 
Old 09-20-2004, 03:13 AM   #4
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I think I understand what you mean. You want, basically, the mouse pointer to move seamlessly between two monitors even though monitor number 2 is connected to a different computer of a etwork. I could see the use for that with a laptop!

Unfortunately, I have never heard of that functionality. Really tried to think about it but -- no, sorry it's just a black spot on my map.

Martin
 
Old 09-20-2004, 03:26 AM   #5
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Yepp! That is eaxtly what I want :-)

Hope someone else knows a (way to a) solution?

Thanks for your time ...

Greetings, Sascha
 
  


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