[kwlug-disc] UPnP Remote Desktop Server

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sun Oct 17 22:02:03 EDT 2010

Jason Low wrote, On 10/17/2010 9:05 PM:
> Hello All,
> I would like to get my Linux desktop onto my TV.  I have a PS3 currently hooked 
> up to my TV for music, video and some games.  The browser is very poor on the 
> PS3.   Streaming video to the PS3 works quite well using the UPnP media server 
> on my Freenas.  I am wondering if it is possible to create a UPnP server that 
> could stream my Linux desktop as a video.  I would keep my mouse and keyboard 
> attached to my Linux machine.  Does this exist?  Thoughts?

I'm confused. You want to stream your desktop to your TV? As in VNC 
(remote control), or as in your TV acts like a 2nd monitor on your 
Linux box?

Or you want to be able to stream content from your Linux box to your 
TV (via your FreeNAS)? i.e. Your Linux disks are just another content 
source to your FreeNAS?

Is one of these what you're looking for?
- video card with 2nd monitor (DVI) out?
- http://xbmc.org/about/ (player)
- http://www.mythbuntu.org/ (PVR & player)
   - based on: http://www.mythtv.org/

If you clarify what you're looking to do, there are many experts on 
the list in these areas that will be able to offer advice.

On my TV, for example my component input 2 is my PVR, and my HDMI 
input is my computer - I play movies and videos from it regularly. 
VLC, http://www.videolan.org/, is a popular 'standalone' application 
for playing media files.

- even just picked up a bluetooth keyboard with a touchpad on it so I 
can sit on the couch and use the keyboard / mouse, rather than being 
tethered by two PS/2 cords, or trying to find a bit of clear space to 
use the mouse with. Cheapest I could find was $43, 

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