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laptop as mon/kybd on mini PC

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Dec 14, 2013.

  1. Guest

    Is it possible to use a laptop as the usb mon/kybd on a mini lunux pc
    (eg minix, raspberry pi..)?


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    Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus, BioStrategist
    http://www.panix.com/~vjp2/vasos.htm
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  2. mike

    mike Guest

    I like VNC. Simple, cross platform, just works.
    I can access my desktop wirelessly from Android or Windows mobile or
    linux or...
    It's hard to find the linux version of VNC. Some distros have it
    installed by default.
    Different linux versions behave differently.
    vino, xvnc x0vnc are some of the names used.

    There are remote desktops for linux.
    And the usual remote login if you run a x-server on your laptop.
    Xming works on windows.

    Not usb, but networked.
     
  3. Wond

    Wond Guest

    I guess so.. usb is serial, probably by now you could run getty on a
    usb port. Then, run a terminal program on the laptop, one which will work
    with a usb port. Then, a crossover cable, maybe. Ive never tried
    this,it'd be your risk!
     
  4. Leif Neland

    Leif Neland Guest

    Den 14-12-2013, skrev :
    Enable sshd, and use your laptop as a terminal over the network.
    I prefer PuTTY, but there are others.
     
  5. One can even set up the laptop as an X terminal, so all that beautiful
    GUIness doesn't go to waste.

    This is completely standard. I missed the part about using the laptop as
    a monitor. If it was just for a keyboard, that would be a waste, one can
    now get keyboards complete with touchpads in them. I paid two dollars for
    one last year at a garage sale, it looks like a laptop keyboard, but in a
    case. Plugged it into my Linux computer, and it ran without any
    configuring needed.

    Michael
     
  6. Guest

    Thanks to all.

    If I do this, it won't be the permanent solution, just
    used to set up the device, which I would give to an elder
    relative attached to his TV.


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    Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus, BioStrategist
    http://www.panix.com/~vjp2/vasos.htm
    ---{Nothing herein constitutes advice. Everything fully disclaimed.}---
    [Homeland Security means private firearms not lazy obstructive guards]
    [Urb sprawl confounds terror] [Phooey on GUI: Windows for subprime Bimbos]
     
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