VNC as a KVM switch

David Coppit david "at" coppit.org
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 10:32:12 +0000


On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Zalman Margareten wrote:

> Also does anyone have any experience with dual monitor support in VNC ? I
> know there is some contribution out there that supports it.

When I was running a Linux and Windows box side-by-side, I used
x2vnc to "control" the Windows box from the Linux box. When the mouse
cursor went to the left edge of the screen, mouse movements were sent
to the Windows box.

However, the holy grail was not reached:
- a Windows port of of x2vnc so you can control Windows from Windows
- client VNC windows, where you could drag a Unix window to the
  Windows desktop, and have the client area of the Unix window be
  displayed in a VNC client on the Windows machine.

Drool... :)

Speaking of which, I wonder how hard it would be to have the VNC
server just export the client area of a single window instead of the
whole desktop...

David

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