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Re: Hook/intercept drawing function calls in xserver

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Thanks! It is also a proxy x server. Is there anyway to avoid using proxy x server?

Best,
Hongmin

On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Daniel Stone <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 12:16:08PM -0400, Hongmin Fan wrote:
> I am trying to implement something like Maxivista (http://www.maxivista.com/)
> with X. Basically, it enables a computer to use another computer's monitor
> as its own extended monitor.
>
> My thought is hook/intercept the drawing functions, and draw the objects
> that are out of the main monitor on the second one through the other
> computer's xserver. So I am wondering if there is a way to hook/intercept
> the drawing requests.
>
> It seems a proxy x server requires the user starts the proxy x server first
> before running any x client application if I want process all the drawing
> request. Since transparency to the users is a good design, I want to avoid
> using proxy x server if possible. Thank you!

You probably want to look at DMX.

Cheers,
Daniel

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