Unplug a mouse and lose it
michael at james.st
Thu Jun 13 00:53:26 EST 2002
>Simon Haddon <simon at sibern.com.au> explained:
>KVM simply stands for Keyboard/Video/Mouse. It
>is a box that lets you switch your keyboard, monitor and your mouse
>between different computers. If you get a powered KVM then it even keeps
>the signal live to the computer that you're not currently switched to.
>You plug your stuff into the KVM box and then you run cables between the
>box and the different computers. Easy.
>As for VNC (Virtual Network Computing) it is a software package that
>allows you to view/take control of another computers output. On Linux
>you can setup a VNC server which is it's own X session. On windows you
>can grab the actual screen. You can find out more about VNC from
Thanks for that, yes a KVM switch would be useful
but whether it is worth the cost???
VNC is more interesting but does the opposite of what I want.
I want a remote PC displaying in an X window on my Linux desktop.
Not to put a windows machine between me and reliable computing.
Since using VMware, running a bare windows system
feels like tightrope walking without a safety net.
I want to X a windows machine in hardware
with the card discussed earlier on this list.
Imagine a Video card pumping the display out as X windows over ethernet
that had link cables to control the keyboard, mouse and reset directly.
With a modest connection, it could control servers over the internet,
with a fast intranet, could provide access to second PC in the computer room.
Back to setting up VMware, I need to run Matlab
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