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Old 10-21-2009, 02:46 AM   #1
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NAS Server, plus two simultanious separate login points and users - possible?

I wish to have just one computer in my house, however with two keyboards, two mice and two monitors connected.
In this, I want each kb + mouse to control a separate linux session, output to each individual monitor, operating concurrently.

One session would be required to simply browse the internet via firefox, the other would also be used as a firefox and usenet machine. Additionally, in a third session I would like this linux box to perform NAS duties also, allowing me to serve a wd hdtv live and a wii.

The hardware that I have has two separate (onboard and pci) video cards, ethernet, ps/2 mouse / kb and usb connections.

Ideally I would like each session to run separately from the other - as if each desktop had a separate cpu, etc, connected by ethernet.

Is there a way to do this without using vmware or similar?

Is there a technical term for this _type_ of setup?

Does anyone have a link of a good starting point or walkthrough?

Thanks for reading, I hope my description makes sense
Old 10-21-2009, 07:11 PM   #2
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Multiple users

I'm not sure this is what you want but I found this:
Turn one pc into two for free
Hope this will point in the right direction. And btw, that's the question I asked google... two simultaneous users on one pc
Old 10-22-2009, 07:39 PM   #3
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This software definately provides the functionality I was after.
I guess I was thinking that solving this might be a setup rather than an additional software solution.
Thanks for your reply, it looks like a great starting point.


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