tablet as a second monitor on linux

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Tue Dec 18 11:44:51 PST 2012

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 1:30 PM, Adam Groszer <agroszer.ll at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to use an android tablet as a secondary monitor for my laptop.
> Secondary monitor as one physical would be plugged into the VGA port.
> Googling resulted in no concrete solution.

Does the tablet have a VGA input port and can it act as a monitor or
are you asking about using it as a virtual second monitor?  If the
latter, you can probably play with xdmx assuming you can get an
xserver running on the tablet, however, there's no real official
solution that I know of.  Anything will basically be a hack.


> With some help of a friend, the script kind
> of works. (on xubuntu 11.10)
> Problems:
> - the XFCE top panel gets extended to the "tablet monitor"
> - the mouse pointer cannot enter the "tablet monitor"
> - both above together cause the panel to be inaccessible
> Any pointers are welcome, how to solve this.
> --
> Best regards,
>  Adam
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