Mutliple users using same desktop?

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at
Tue Dec 12 07:21:06 PST 2006

Alex Deucher, le Tue 12 Dec 2006 10:04:04 -0500, a écrit :
> If you have multiple pointers you could have multiple users each with
> a pointer sharing the same desktop. The "multi-seat" stuff just
> provides multiple user specific desktops, not a shared desktop.

Ah, yes, what you want is just to plug several mice to one X screen.
Well, with linux 2.6 you just need to plug them and have X read
/dev/input/mice.  The keyboards should work fine even with 2.4 kernels,
just use the usual keyboard driver without specifying a device.


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