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Thread: Can Xorg be made to use a Laptop as a second monitor for your Desktop computer?

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    Default Can Xorg be made to use a Laptop as a second monitor for your Desktop computer?

    Given flexibility of Xorg, I hope someone can give a "yes in theory" answer.

    I'm trying to find out if Xorg can duplicate what commercial product Maxivista can do but using vnc protocol.

    Example scenario:
    1. Laptop physically placed left/right of desktop screen.
    2. Run full screen vncviewer on laptop.
    3. Connect vncviewer to desktop computer. Display will be left/right of local display.
    4. Drag application window on desktop computer off left/right of local screen and it appears on vncviewer screen on laptop.


    I do know Xorg can do virtual displays via xvfb. Connecting that to x11vnc can create a separate remote session, but I'm not sure if it can be spanned into a local session. Anyone have a definitive answer or clue where to look?

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    I think DMX could do that natively, connecting those X displays to a single one.

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