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Old 01-12-2016, 04:04 PM   #1
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New to networking. Wish to use one computer as X windows server to my other computer and itself


I recently broke the screen of an otherwise perfectly good laptop computer and have replaced it with another laptop.

Both are running Ubuntu 14.04, AMD64.

I would like to run some X windows client applications on the broken computer, using my other one as it's X server and at the same time continuing using the software resident on it.

Can applications running on both computers simultaneously in my Unity desktop?
 
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ssh from the working machine to the broken one using the "-X" flag, then run your programs.
 
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external monitor not an option?
 
Old 01-12-2016, 06:14 PM   #4
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external monitor not an option?
Sure but why not make use of both computers at the same time? With both machines sharing the same desktop, I can put them both on my 23" HD monitor.

Also, I'm teaching myself programming using xcb and xlib, among other things so it's helpful. I can test my programs using a local client and a remote client. There is a big difference in some cases, because of bandwidth issues.
 
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You could use a VNC. There are a number of excellent VNC server/client applications for Linux. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNC/Clients

I use X11VNC myself.

You could also look at setting up a thin client environment, but I suspect the VNC route would be more applicable to your environment.
 
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