tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net
Wed Oct 8 13:59:51 EDT 2008
On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 7:32 PM, Ed McNierney <ed at laptop.org> wrote:
> Paul -
> Thanks very much for this help. I've been wanting to be a "real user" of my
> XO more and this all helps me get pointed in the right direction. I'm also
> hoping the two hours I spend each day working on my XO on the commuter train
> will be a tiny little marketing pitch prior to G1G1 Day on November 17!
I know you've been working on Fedora-on-XO lately, so I'd like to know
if you are using Gnome, Sugar or both.
In case you are using Sugar, I'm sure you'll have useful ideas about
how to improve usability.
> On 10/8/08 12:41 PM, "Paul Fox" <pgf at laptop.org> wrote:
>> as a follow-on to my "use your XO more" thread, here's a useful
>> way of sharing your "main" system's keyboard and mouse (including
>> copy and paste) with your XO, in a fairly natural way. these
>> instructions assume a linux desktop machine, but you can do this
>> with a mac or windows as well. see http://synergy2.sourceforge.net)
>> (caveat: i haven't used this very much, but it sure seems promising.)
>> 1) on both your desktop, and your XO, install "synergy":
>> "yum install synergy" and/or "apt-get install synergy"
>> 1a) on the XO, edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and comment out this
>> line in the Extensions session, in order to enable the XTEST
>> #Option "XTEST" "Disable" # Mostly a debugging tool
>> after doing this, restart X with ctrl-alt-erase.
>> 2) on _both_ systems, create the following configuration file.
>> you can use the following text verbatim in both places --
>> the names are placeholders:
>> $ cat $HOME/.synergy.conf
>> section: screens
>> section: links
>> right = my_xo
>> left = my_desktop
>> 3) from the XO, create a synergy tunnel from the XO to your
>> desktop. this avoids DNS issues, and avoids needing to
>> tinker with your desktop's firewall:
>> $ ssh -f -N -L 24800:localhost:24800 <real-name-of-your-desktop>
>> 4) on the desktop, start the synergy server:
>> $ synergys -n my_desktop
>> 5) on the XO, start the synergy client. the command connects
>> to the server at "localhost", which causes the ssh tunnel
>> to be used.
>> $ synergyc -n my_xo localhost
>> now, when you move your desktop machine's mouse off of the right
>> edge of your screen, control will switch to the XO screen. i see
>> latency when using the mouse, but it's not too bad. (note that
>> the touchpad or mouse that's local to the XO still functions, so
>> you can use synergy just to export your keyboard and cut/paste
>> paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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