oh, you want to capture a PC screen keyboards and use the PI to control it?
1/. Put windows in a VMware virtual machine and use a web browser
2/. IIRC there are remote video/keyboard hardware solutions designed to remote boot dead windows servers etc. and the like. They sold rather well :-)
Thats the cheapest way - a PCI hard that 'intercepts' the screen and keyboards and has what looks like a sperate ethernet port to not interfere with the main IP address on the PC. And the remote machine needs a browser and if I read the sheet right, java.
I wonder if it allows ctrl-alt-del as well. :-)
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It sounds to me as though you want a vnc viewer which uses the framebuffer rather than being built on top of X right?
Would directvnc fit the bill?
As for starting it remotely there's something called "listening mode" that some VNC clients have where the connection is initiated from the server end. That's not a facility that directvnc has alas, but you could probably implement similar functionality by having inetd run the appropriate command to connect to the server when it is prodded by the PC.
VNC server on the PC (or rdesktop or what ever - don't do much with windoze) and a VNC viewer on the RPi again don't know what XBMC comes with but if it is linux based (I think it is) then you can install a vnc viewer I'm sure, that way you get to see the PC screen and (if you want/ need) control i as well.
But as I say I may have missed something from this
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prison, since it'd save trouble in the long run and probably
I think what's confusing everybody (it certainly confused me) is that your original post read as though you were proposing sending video to XBMC as a possible solution to your problem. You didn't say XBMC was a REQUIREMENT. Raspbmc is, as I'm sure you're aware, just a cut-down Debian with XBMC pre-loaded