At work, I have a MacBook Pro that I use as my primary machine. I also have a RHEL6 box that has a dual-head graphics card. When my KVM is switched to the Mac, the second display that is hooked to the Linux box is not being used.

I know there is software the enable other computers to act as displays over a network without an additional physical display connection. Is there software that supports a Linux workstation being the third display for my Mac?

  • I haven't done the research to see if AirDisplay or Screen Recycler work with a linux client. See here for more apple.stackexchange.com/questions/36196/…
    – bmike
    Jan 26, 2012 at 19:55
  • I use AirDisplay for my iPad right now and ScreenRecycler I've heard of before and that worked well. Will research more about Linux support.
    – Kyle Hayes
    Jan 26, 2012 at 20:58
  • I went ahead and accepted @mjturner's answer since it actually is a good alternative solution. I'm instead using the linux box as a secondary viewer of things like a browser so it works for my purposes until something better comes along.
    – Kyle Hayes
    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:55
  • @mjturner's does not answer your question. You accept answers that are correct, not the ones you like.
    – xApple
    Mar 15, 2017 at 13:23

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I'm not 100% sure if it'll meet your needs, but Synergy works very well as a software KVM and it supports any mix of OS X, Linux and Windows.

  • Not exactly related to the question, but it seems like pretty cool software none the less.
    – Alexander
    Jan 28, 2012 at 23:34
  • Yeah, I've been using Synergy for a while. It is very cool software, but not what I'm looking for here.
    – Kyle Hayes
    Jan 29, 2012 at 16:52
  • Hi @KyleHayes, did you find an answer to your question? Does Synergy do what you were trying to? May 28, 2013 at 20:27

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