Rod Speed wrote:
> email@example.com wrote
> > DaveW wrote
> >> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
> >>> Just a thought came to mind. Is it possible to connect my desktop computer
> >>> to my laptop? As in instead of using my monitor for the desktop computer,
> >>> using the laptop screen as a monitor for the desktop computer.
> >>> So bascially using a the laptop screen as a monitor....
> >> No.
> > Never say never.
> > http://www.avidardik.com/2006/03/28/...re-kvm-switch/
> That doesnt do that.
So Mr Speed. What is the point of just saying "no" and not explaining
your reaosn why. This is a public forum where people can benefit from
each others' experience and knowledge.
I think I tried that software kvm solution.
He doens't need all of that. Just VNC.
To use VNC for what he wnts, he could connect his laptop to the desktop
and from the desktop, VNC To the laptop.
Or better, use "Remote Desktop" - functionality is built into windows.
VNC isn't as seamless.
one itneresting differnece between VNC and "windows remote desktop" is
that with 'remote desktop', you can't use the remote computer locally
at the same time. And locally, it logs out (e.g.?) to the welcome
With VNC you can fight with the other guy over who controls the mouse..
You both see and control the screen
> > http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/
> Neither does that.
I used synergy once. It's like a KVM minus the V.
It could do it too. You use your keyboard and mouse on the desktop,
move the cursor off the desktop screen "onto" the laptop screen and
you're controlling the laptop.
And perhaps there are even better methods than those two anyway. A way
that is more direct.