View Full Version : [all variants] Ubuntu as a second screen?

April 7th, 2010, 02:43 PM

I use a MacBook for most of my computing, but have a perfectly good HP laptop running ubuntu. I was wondering... is there a way to use my ubuntu machine as a second monitor for my mac. A friend said that there is a way... he just couldn't remember what it was.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.


P.s. This may be in the wrong forum... apologies if it is. 'Hardware and Laptops' was the closest match I could think of!

Slim Odds
April 7th, 2010, 03:41 PM
Unplug the monitor from the HP and plug it into the Mac. :)

April 7th, 2010, 03:44 PM
It's a macbook and a laptop.......

Where do you want to start "unplugging" monitors? :lolflag:

April 7th, 2010, 03:44 PM
Great - I'll just get on and do that. Small problem:

The HP... is a Laptop!

Slim Odds
April 7th, 2010, 03:50 PM
Sorry, I missed that laptop thing......

I don't know of any program to do this and I've used lots of remote applications. I use synergy a lot on my home network to control 3 computers at once. Put I don't think that is what you're looking for.