xorg multiseat xgl

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Sat Nov 10 08:10:53 PST 2007

duportail wrote:
> I don not know if this is a xorg issue but I am building multiseat systems and 
> in Ubuntu feisty all goes well,but in the new gutsy the system will not work.
> On these multiseat system I am starting an underlaying xorg server and on each 
> screen I start an xgl session.
> In feisty there is no error,but in Gutsy the xgl sessions will not start 
> because of the folowing error:
> Cannot get exclusive access to the keyboard.
> Is xorg taken exclusive access of the keyboards?
> Can I start X in a special way to prevent this error?


Could you please describe how you're doing this?

Is there some documentation that I've missed or a current howto?

I've been following an older howto which, alas, doesn't work.

I desperately need to set up two multiseat setups and so far I've had no 


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