rspitz wrote:Hello Forum,
my son wants to start playing around with the Pi, but has no room on his desk for an extra keyboard/mouse for this. Plugging in and out repeatedly is not an option.
What is the best solution to get the "Full Pi experience" (graphic desktop and all) accessed from his Win-PC? I know there are VNC, RemoteDesktop, X11 with XMing etc., what would you recommend so it "feels like" being directly connected? If it helps, we could set up a direct HDMI connection, there is an extra input on his monitor.
You stated in original post the TV/Monitor had a spare input, therefore you would only need to use a USB KVM for the keyboad and mouse http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Port-USB-2- ... 1317525417rspitz wrote:I've thought about a KVM switch, but that would be a significant investment because I'd need one that can handle DVI, not just VGA.
We'll go the RemoteDesktop route first, being well aware of its limitations. We'll reconsider our options as we go along.
Thanks for all your input, I'll let you know how it goes.
This definitely requires a direct video connection - it won't work over RDP.rspitz wrote:Experimenting with Minecraft on the Pi will be one of the starting points. If my ploy is successful, getting him into more serious involvement with programming or electronics, a dedicated desk might be a future option. At the moment there just isn't any space to setup a separate keyboard/mouse and monitor.
Thanks for the suggestion. I had thought that such a cheap KVM switch might not work without video connected.fruitoftheloom wrote:You stated in original post the TV/Monitor had a spare input, therefore you would only need to use a USB KVM for the keyboad and mouse
Yeah, I usually always prefer LAN over WiFi. If I buy a switch, it'll definitely be a GBit type. I already have a Netgear GS108E distributing the LAN cabling from my basement, probably would get another managed one like the GS105E.Rattus wrote:wifi is slower and more prone to problems a switch will help