MPX is becoming stable
przanoni at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 15:41:14 PST 2006
It can be usefull for multiseat computers (for example, the
"four-head", with 1 cpu, 4 monitors, 4 video cards, 4 keyboards, 4
Actually, we are studying how can it help multiseat.
On 11/15/06, Peter Hutterer <mailinglists at who-t.net> wrote:
> On 15/11/2006, at 22:34 , Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > For us poor unknowing souls would you mind to explain what MPX
> > actually
> > is?
> It has been answered already but I guess I should answer it as well.
> MPX is the Multi-Pointer X server. A modified version of X.org (a
> patch for X11R7.1) to have multiple mouse cursors. Rather than
> merging all devices into one cursor, MPX keeps a cursor per device,
> with up to at least 18 independent cursors. In theory, it supports
> more, but 18 was the maximum I have tested so far.
> Each of the cursors behaves like a core pointer and like an XI
> device, sending both types of events.
> MPX is compatible to X.org, so you can put it in place of your X
> server and unless you plug in and configure multiple mice, you should
> not notice the difference*.
> There is a bit more info on
> * blah blah possible bugs blah blah
> Multi-Pointer X Server
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