I am yet to receive my Pi, however I've been looking into what I would like it to do. One of the features I am looking forward to is using it when it is plugged into my TV (via HDMI) to access the internet, and my external hard-drives (all in the vicinity). I would also set up SSH access so that I can get at my external hard-drives from my laptop etc around the house.
It would be really cool if I could SSH into my Pi, using my laptop, to control what is output to the TV (via the HDMI). Is this possible? I would essentially like to use my laptop as a wireless keyboard/mouse input (SSHing either using the terminal, or remote desktop/Xming - whichever this is more likely to work!). Thanks.
I guess what I'm really after is a kind of desktop-sharing program (such as TeamViewer), but that isn't so 'heavy' (in terms of resource). For instance could I initiate an instance of FireFox (for example) via Xterm, yet view it on the TV rather than the laptop that I am SSHing to the Pi from?
TeamViewer (and programs like it) are not adequate solutions because you have to 'accept' that you would want to share your desktop with someone - i.e. I'd still have to plug a keyboard into my Pi to accept the remote desktop. The ideal solution would not require 'acceptance' on the Pi, only a username and password. Thanks.