Subject: Re: Multiple keyboards and mice
To: Herb Peyerl <>
From: Matthew N. Dodd <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/27/1999 18:17:06
You mean 'x2x'?

I used this quite a bit with a dual headed SS2 and an SLC and my win95

Pretty slick.

On Thu, 27 May 1999, Herb Peyerl wrote:
> As an aside, this would allow us to build a thing like SGI's "nds" 
> (Network Dual-head Software) which basically sets up a 1 pixel-wide
> window on the edge of a remote display and on the edge of the local
> display.  When the mouse enters that window on the local display, it
> gets unmapped and mapped on the remote display; mouse and keyboard
> events are sent through the network and injected into the keyboard
> and mouse event queue on the remote... Effectively creating a multi-
> head display across a number of machines.
> I use this at work where I have an old SS2 running NetBSD and an
> SGI machine both sharing the same keyboard/mouse... (the Sun one).

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