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Old 07-28-2005, 05:53 AM   #1
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Double-headed (2 terminal) Mandrake System


I'd like to add a second monitor, mouse and keyboard to a Mandrake 10.1 system so a second user can use the machine simultaneously. Is this possible without going down the full-fledged thin-client route, and what additional hardware might be required?
 
Old 07-28-2005, 07:54 AM   #2
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Interesting question - not sure if thats possible. The only problem I can see is the keyboard and mouse focus, I wouldn't know how to assign one kb/mse to one user, and the other kb/mse to another user.

Unless someone's made a program out there to handle it, I imagine thin-client might be the only way to achieve it.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 08:10 AM   #3
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It's been done before (way back with XFree86 version 3!). I don't know how things are now.

As for the "thin client" route, it is not that hard. I use it myself with a P150MMX/32MBram Toshiba laptop.

To get you started:
http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplan...orials/3100/1/
http://disjunkt.com/dualhead/

Yves.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 03:19 PM   #4
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Looks like it's been done again! This time as a six-headed Mandrake 2006 system. The details are in the current (March 2006) tldp.org gazette:

http://tldp.org/LDP/LGNET/current/smith.html
NB: The above link will soon stop working, but the article will still be somewhere on the site.

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