I want to use my laptop as a second monitor for my desktop, this is the first solution that I managed to get it working, extending my desktop to the left to a disconnected output and then using vnc to show the image on the laptop. I even tried to show a movie in full screen on the second monitor/laptop and even if it has to go trough vnc on the local wifi, it is smooth enough. But, the current issues I’m having are:
- if my pc goes to screensaver, when it comes back all the apps are positioned/moved on the virtual output/monitor and not on my main monitor where I left them.
- I don’t know how to take proper screenshots now, I got used to flameshot and xfce4-screenshooter . It only captures starting from the virtual monitor and only part of my main monitor.
This is what I used for my setup:
gtf 1366 768 60 (thats the resolution of my laptop) xrandr --newmode "1368x768_60.00" 85.86 1368 1440 1584 1800 768 769 772 795 -HSync +Vsync xrandr --addmode DVI-D-0 1368x768_60.00 xrandr --output DVI-D-0 --mode 1368x768_60.00 --left-of HDMI-A-0 x11vnc -usepw -nocursorshape -nocursorpos -noxinerama -noprimary -solid -repeat -forever -clip 1368x768+0+0 then connect with a vnc viewer to this server
Or maybe someone has a better idea how to do this laptop/second monitor thing? (my laptop has a hdmi port but I think thats only for output)