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Old 03-17-2004, 10:33 PM   #1
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attaching more than one keyboard


hi !

is it possible to attach more than one keyboard , monitor , mouse to a single computer.

in other words , a keyboard , monitor and mouse for each user account .

thanks
 
Old 03-18-2004, 07:56 AM   #2
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yes you can attach USB mice/keyboards

if you have a dual headed video card you can attach 2 monitors.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 08:41 AM   #3
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Re: attaching more than one keyboard

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in other words , a keyboard , monitor and mouse for each user account .

thanks
thanks for your replay , but what i was asking for is a keyboard , monitor and mouse for each user account , not just two or three .

thanks again
 
Old 03-18-2004, 09:39 PM   #4
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is there any one can help ?
 
Old 03-18-2004, 10:48 PM   #5
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You need a minimum of some dumb terminals or diskless machines networked to it if you want to share a single computer at the same time.

A single machine is only going to allow as many monitors as you have video for, which is not going to be enough. The mice, even if they are usb it will never know who has which one, and normally they will all move the one single cursor no matter what. Same problem for the keyboards.



The short answer is no!

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Old 11-01-2004, 11:15 AM   #6
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Hi Aljaber,

I don't know if you had any luck, but I'm looking to do the same thing. Any tips?
I'm new to Linux, but from what I understand, it should be possible to do this with a minimum configuration. I don't know where to start, though.

Thanks in advance,

Ben
 
  


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