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I'm trying to set up Xdmx on my Macbook Pro and my Ubuntu 10.04 workstation so that I can share my MBP's keyboard and mouse as well as X applications running on the workstation across the laptop display, a laptop attached monitor, and the workstation's monitor.

  1. Where do I find the latest Xdmx? The Sourceforge site says that the code there is unmaintained and the project has been merged into Xserver. I can't find an up to date source or binary distribution.

  2. How do I install it? Is there a package file? Do I have to build from source?

  3. Are there other options for accomplishing what I've described above?

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I think something similar is possible via VNC. You might want to look into that. – Daniel Beck Sep 30 '10 at 17:08
The problem with VNC is that it's more of a remote login tool so it ends up replicating the desktop rather than extending it. – Matt Pfefferle Sep 30 '10 at 17:43
ScreenRecycler is the software I meant. I'm just seeing now it's 30 USD, so it might not be for you. However, it could fit your requirements more generally. But I have not used it myself. – Daniel Beck Sep 30 '10 at 18:20
ScreenRecycler is the right idea. They don't seem to have a Linux version though. – Matt Pfefferle Sep 30 '10 at 21:52
You might want to generalize your question's title and text if a different solution ("ScreenRecycler for Linux") would also work for you. – Daniel Beck Oct 1 '10 at 17:27

Are there other options for accomplishing what I've described above?

You can share your keyboard and mouse between OS X and Linux with Synergy, but it doesn't let you share X applications, as far as I know.

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Synergy might be part of my backup plan. Unfortunately, in my environment, I might not be able to set up the laptop as the synergy server. – Matt Pfefferle Oct 5 '10 at 20:33
+1: even if it's not suited for the OP. :-/ Synergy is great when debugging network applications for example. – Patrick Oct 6 '10 at 8:22

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