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Old 04-05-2009, 04:38 PM   #1
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xorg 2nd layout problem

I am trying to do a multiseat computer, and am running to a few problems.
xorg config file:
gdm config file:

First of all, when the machine starts, only seat0 is enabled. I can use the keyboard, mouse, and monitor of seat0 correctly and with no problems. Also, as expected, seat1's mouse and keyboard have no effect on seat0's monitor. The problem is that seat1 does not turn on at all. The keyboard and mouse recieve power, but the monitor stays in its sleep state. I can enable it with "startx -- -layout seat1 :1", but all that only takes the monitor out of sleep (still black) and enables the keyboard so that when I press ctrl+alt+F1(and others), it sends seat0's monitor to a terminal login screen.

Does anyone know of a solution(or part of a solution) for this?

Old 04-05-2009, 08:48 PM   #2
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You may find some helpful (albeit possibly discouraging) information at one of these links:

And I apologize now if either link is dead, it has been a while since I checked either site out, but Googling for 'Multi seat X11' should get you the same or similar results.

Good luck!


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