Saturday, May 28, 2011

Control HTPC with keyboard/mouse from laptop

use x2x.
ssh to the HTPC with X forwarding
ssh -X HTPC
Then install x2x on the htpc:
sudo apt-get install x2x
Allow xhost connections to the htpc:
DISPLAY=:0 xhost +
finally issue the command
x2x -east -to :0

Note that xhost allow all is unsecure, unless you are on a trusted network. It is advisable to ssh tunnel x2x when running over an unsecure network.