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Link two X displays together, simulating a multiheaded display

x2x joins a pair of X displays together, as if they were a single multiheaded display. The pointer can be warped between displays, or, depending on how you start x2x, can slide from one display to the other when it runs off the edge of the screen. Keyboard focus also moves between displays in the way you'd expect, and the X selection propagates around. At least one of the displays involved (specifically, the one being controlled remotely) must support the XTEST extension. (The servers shipped by Debian support this.)

x2x is useful when you have two displays on the same desk, as you can use a single keyboard and mouse to control both. If you want to propagate your selections between displays which are not sharing a desk, you might be more interested in the package propsel. Propsel does not link the displays' keyboard and mouse, which would be confusing in some cases, and can propagate between up to 8 displays, whereas x2x can handle only two at a time.

Package version:1.27-3


x2x(1)                                                        x2x(1)

       x2x - X to X connection

        x2x  <[-to <DISPLAY>] | [-from <DISPLAY>]> [options...]

       x2x  allows  the keyboard and mouse on one ("from") X display
       to be used to control another ("to") X  display.   Since  x2x
       uses  the  XTEST  extension,  the "to" X display must support



x2x (1.27-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * Remove dpkg-geninfo from debian directory and remove call to it
    from debian/rules following debian-policy discussion on `md5sums'
    and `du' files.
  * Install man page under /usr/X11R6 (as pointed out by lintian).

 -- Charles Briscoe-Smith <>  Fri, 20 Feb 1998 02:46:29 +0000

x2x (1.27-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Updated to standards


This Debian GNU/Linux prepackaged version of x2x was put together by me,
Charles Briscoe-Smith <> using source code obtained from

(In case you haven't come across the acronym before, TANSTAAFL (used
below) means "There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch".)

  x2x: Uses the XTEST extension to forward keystrokes from a 

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