multiseat login problems: MDM?

Hugo Vanwoerkom hvw59601 at
Thu Nov 27 02:17:33 PST 2008

--- On Wed, 11/26/08, Kārlis Repsons <karlis.repsons at> wrote:
From: Kārlis Repsons <karlis.repsons at>
Subject: Re: multiseat login problems: MDM?
To: "Paulo Zanoni" <przanoni at>
Cc: xorg at
Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 12:58 PM

On Wednesday 26 November 2008 19:49:12 you wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 4:37 PM, Kārlis Repsons
> <karlis.repsons at> wrote:
> > What should I do to get multiseat work in a case when
> > * some user logs out
> > * some seat doesn't receive login timely (and its X server gets
> > terminated..) ?
> Are you using mdm?
Not yet.

> When a user logs out mdm should show the display manager's login
> again.
Would be nice...

The thing is: I can't make it work on gentoo easily. My distro's devs
are not 
going to support it as well, because "latest upgrade of mdm is 2+ years

Maybe I try dedicating a day just for MDM and succeed, but there are questions 

1. should I patch libX11(-6)?
2. is /etc/init.d/mdm non-executable in debian?
3. ... others I can't think of right now. 

Well, let me know, what you think about those things first!

I run a multiseat on Debian Sid, just 2 seats. I guess MDM means 'mandrake display manager? I run either gdm or no display manager at all, but then monitor0 with the VT's has to log a user on and issue a startx.

Hugo Vanwoerkom


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