1 Keyboard/Pointer, Many X Servers?

Peter Harris pharris at opentext.com
Wed Jul 15 14:35:15 PDT 2009

Hibiki Kanzaki wrote:
> I want to have several video display adapters/monitors
> with my computer, each with a corresponding X server,
> only one of which is actively receiving keyboard/pointer
> input at a given time.  I have one keyboard/pointer
> attached to the computer.  What are the simplest and
> best ways to configure things so I can switch the
> keyboard/pointer from one X server to another?
> (note: I do not want to have one X server span multiple
> displays, and I am not looking to have a single virtual
> desktop which seamlessly spans multiple X servers; I
> just want to be able to switch from one to another)

I use Synergy: http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/

Peter Harris
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