multiseat (was: Re: Input Devices (was: Re: [Xgl/Xegl] Input Devices))
davidtest at email.si
Mon Aug 22 03:37:16 PDT 2005
On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 at 00:12:55, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Sunday 21 August 2005 12:09, David Balažic wrote:
> > Here is what I would expect for multiseat in next version of X :
> > - improved video driver behavior in multi-card setups (are the problems
> > for multiseat different than for "classic" multimonitor/multihead setup ?)
> This is not a fun problem to solve, it involves lots of PCI routing ickiness,
> but people are looking at it.
Can someone clarify : Are those problems the same for multiseat as for "normal"
multihead/multimonitor ? Afterall, multiple gfx cards are supported by Windows
and X sice ages. And it usually works.
> > - option for X not to touch VT system (so the first seat would have
> > classic VTs, while the other would just run X)
> Hrm, yep, definitely have that now:
> ~ % X -help 2>&1 | grep vt
> vtXX use the specified VT number
> -novtswitch don't immediately switch to new VT
> -sharevts share VTs with another X server
> (The help text for -novtswitch is slightly misleading, it disables VT switch
> functionality for that server entirely.)
Are you sure ? The last time I looked into the "-novtswitch" patch, is still
left some VT related code enabled. It also messed up the first display, when I
started X with -novtswitch in the second.
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