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[00:12:39] <Lucifer_arma> Anybody know an Android vnc client that can disable mouse input? Or a vnc server that can do it?
[00:13:11] <Lucifer_arma> ]ping
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[16:27:32] <Z-Man> Lucifer_arma: I don't know of any really usable vnc client for android :(
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[20:00:16] <Lucifer_arma> Z-Man: I found one, actually.  I forget what it's called, but it's made by the RealVNC people.  It'll work for what I need, the problem is the mouse control in it is kind of crap.
[20:00:40] <Lucifer_arma> I can get around those problems with a keyboard that has arrow keys and page up/down keys, and I have one coming that should have those things.
[20:01:10] <Lucifer_arma> I also thought I could get around those problems with a touchpad app for my phone that connects directly to my laptop and turns the phone into a touchpad
[20:01:47] <Lucifer_arma> the problem there is that the vnc server (x11vnc, in this case) gets in conflict with the vnc client and the remote control client, leading to the touchpad not working.
[20:02:07] <Lucifer_arma> my next option is to see if one of these touchpad apps can control the mouse on my tablet, which would also fix the problem.
[20:02:22] <Lucifer_arma> ultimately, the best fix available is a mouse for my tablet, but I'm trying to keep costs down
[20:02:51] <Lucifer_arma> this is all in service of the goal of allowing me to write in my bedroom on my tablet without having to deal with sync issues, because my laptop is no longer portable due to physical damage
[20:03:07] <Lucifer_arma> wow, that's a lot of effort I'm going through just to write in my underwear.  Did that make any sense?
[20:04:25] <Lucifer_arma> anyway, the vnc client I found is good enough to work in LibreOffice, and that's all I need from it.  I've otherwise been able to duplicate everything else I do on my laptop (other than the odd programming here and there) on my tablet, making my tablet a near replacement for my laptop
[20:04:51] <Lucifer_arma> now, if I could get an x11 app for my tablet, I could move all my stuff to my home server and eliminate the laptop completely...
[20:21:07] <Lucifer_arma> turns out there is an x11 server for android, now I need to get my laptop configured to let me login remotely
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[23:54:36] <Lucifer_arma> well, I failed to get my tablet to login to a full desktop environment on my home server, but I succeeded at getting it to use individual apps from my server.
[23:55:16] <Lucifer_arma> I'll need to test which is the highest performing (and therefore easiest to use), using XDMCP to run LibreOffice, or using VNC to see the whole desktop
[23:55:58] <Lucifer_arma> that's a test I can't really conduct until I have my keyboard, but I can tell you that XFCE4 has some decent touchscreen support, which VNC doesn't have
[23:56:08] <Lucifer_arma> that'll probably be what makes the decision, honestly.

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