I have a unique need but I was hoping it isn't that unique.
I have an Ubuntu desktop that is connected to a TV in another room. There's no remote that would work over the distance and walls, so my immediate solution is VNC with a laptop in the TV room.
That works ok, but screen refresh and accuracy is an issue (even with the lowest color depth on VNC), and since I'm already seeing the desktop on the TV, I don't really need to see it on my laptop.
So, is there a program that will allow me to remotely control the keyboard (and even the mouse if possible)?
Maybe something that receives the input on the laptop and sends the keys with
xdotool or something like that.