I ran across this tool a while ago, but I hadn’t had the opportunity to try it out. It is called dualscreen-mouse-utils, and the thing that I want to use it for is to create a way to switch between my monitors with a remote control button. Here are some links to start with:
So, my first attempt was to download the compressed file, extract it, and try to compile. I got a slew of errors, the first of which, was:
mouse-wrapscreen.c:63:22: error: X11/Xlib.h: No such file or directory
I did a little research and found this post:
It said to install this package:
sudo apt-get install xlibs-dev
But, the package didn’t exist. I received this error:
E: Package xlibs-dev has no installation candidate
A quick search revealed this package that did install successfully:
sudo apt-get install libx11-dev
Then, it compiled cleanly with the “make” command.
I just tested it and it worked! Next step is to setup a script to make it do a couple more things and add that to my lirc configuration. I’ll save that for another post!