Most people nowadays have more than one computer. Often, you are using one, and would like to do something in another. In this video, I will explain how trivial it is to do that without leaving your seat in a modern Linux using KDE.
We will use the following:
- Avahi, a zeroconf implementation to let you find your computers in your network without worrying about IP addresses, DNS, etc.
- krfb, the KDE Remote Frame Buffer. This is a program to share your desktop over the network.
- krdc, the KDE Remote Desktop Client, a VNC, RDP client, which is what you use to see a desktop shared via krfb.
I am sure users of other operating systems or desktop environments will say they can do it just as easily. In that case, feel free to do your own videos ;-)
Keep in mind that accessing remote desktops over the internet is a whole different beast, and this solution is not meant for that case.
As usual, this video was recorded using qt-recordmydesktop. There was minor editing using mencoder.
The computer used is the original Asus eee PC 701 4G, so you can see this is not exactly a hardware-intensive operation. I find the eee's small screen is great for this kind of full-screen demo, because it's not big enough to drown the important parts.