[maemo-users] Exporting an X Session From Another Linux Box to an N770

From: Hal Vaughan hal at thresholddigital.com
Date: Sun May 25 23:53:11 EEST 2008
On Sunday 25 May 2008, Hal Vaughan wrote:
> I've got an N770 running the stock OS.  Can I export an X session to
> it from another Linux system?
> Thanks for any help!

Thanks to both of you that answered.  I somehow had gotten the 
impression that the tablets handled the display differently.  All the 
stuff I'm expecting to use is all touch-screen interface anyway, since 
it's all designed to be used as a carputer.  Normally I'd have the 
computer in the trunk or elsewhere and cables running to a touch screen 
display, but since the car is (almost) an antique, I want to retrofit 
it.  I was stuck on organizing the situation when it hit me I could use 
my N770 through wifi and export the X session.

It gives me an added benefit: new cars with remote locks are hackable by 
anyone who listens in to them, but with wifi, if I have my N770 with 
me, then I could eventually make an app that would lock or unlock the 
doors remotely, like the newer keys, but since the connection would use 
ssh, it'd be almost unbreakable.

This is turning into something really cool and the idea that I can use 
my N770 as a remote display and not even have to have a wired head unit 
is fantastic!



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