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Old 04-12-2010, 11:05 PM   #1
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Using my netbook as a keyboard for another system

I have a home-theater computer hooked up to my TV. It has a keyboard of its own, but I don't like to have to drag it out just to queue up a movie. The thing is, I can use my netbook computer to wirelessly ssh into the home-theater computer and do all kinds of things...copy and transcode files, etc--but nothing GUI. I would like to be able to simply run mplayer from my ssh session and have it show up on the TV. When I ssh into my HTPC and try to run mplayer I get "no X session". Is there some way to do this, so that I can either launch graphical programs on the host computer's x-server, or totally use the keyboard/mouse of my netbook as if they were connected directly to the HTPC?
Old 04-13-2010, 12:41 AM   #2
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If you want to setup your netbook to share the keyboard AND mouse give synergy a try.


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