Mutliple users using same desktop?

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Tue Dec 12 07:33:32 PST 2006

On 12/12/06, Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault at> wrote:
> 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.

That will get you multiple physical mice, but only one pointer.  You
need MPX to have multiple pointers (each assicated with a separate


> Samuel

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