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Re: OT: NOC Display's

  • From: Chris Beggy
  • Date: Thu Jun 02 10:09:53 2005

On 2 Jun 2005, [email protected] wrote: 

> > Anyway, in our NOC we current have two LCD projectors displaying 
> > outputs from two different computers.  On one of the display's, I 
> > would like to be able to take 4 VGA outputs from 4 workstations, and
> > display it on the screen (aka: Hollywood square style).
> This kind of problem is normally solved using software.
> If the applications driving the 4 VGA displays are all
> using X-Windows, then try an X Window manager that supports
> capturing a window and displaying it in miniature form
> in a dashboard or button bar. It should be possible to 
> adapt this easily to display the 4 applications in 
> a 2 x 2 matrix.

An X window manager like ratpoison or ion can easily do 2x2
tiling of windows, mixing continuously displayed host and remote
node sessions.