[mythtv-users] Re: Control from a different machine

NYCE, GREG greg.nyce at aei.com
Wed Mar 12 15:41:10 UTC 2003

Try Synergy http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/  From there, "Synergy lets you
easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with
different operating systems, each with its own display, without special
hardware. It's intended for users with multiple computers on their desk
since each system uses its own monitor(s)."

I just tried it out between a Windows XP and RH7.3 box, worked fine (but I
don't have any long-term experience).  Might work for you.


Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 16:57:28 -0500 (EST)
From: "Bruce C. Dillahunty" <bdillahu at peachbush.com>
To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at snowman.net>
Subject: [mythtv-users] Control from a different machine

OK, maybe I'm missing the obvious, but here's what I want to do... any 
suggestions how?

I have a backend server machine with capture card and TV out... works 
fine. I can (kind of) get the IR remote working, but its a pain due to 
physical limitations (short cable, etc.).

I have a little "net appliance" machine I picked up a year or so ago (LCD 
screen, wireless keyboard/mouse, diskless). I have it running a linux 
flavor that can get on the net.

What I want is to have the extended program guide (just the normal one... 
no TV out required) showing on that screen at any time I want to control 
the mythtv... have that keyboard/mouse send its signals to the mythtv box 
and change channels, etc. Then I can have a little display right on the 
"coffee table" with the showtimes, etc., and can switch around as desired.

Any suggestions? I can't think of a way to have the program guide stuff be 
up and still control the other backend, but maybe I'm just confused.



Bruce C. Dillahunty
Peachbush Enterprises
bdillahu at peachbush.com

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