[CentOS] multi-seated configuration

Kwan Lowe kwan.lowe at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 20:51:00 UTC 2010


On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 3:13 PM, Andy Graybeal
<andy.graybeal at casanueva.com> wrote:
> is anyone using a multi-seated configuration with CentOS?
>
> I'm thinking about buying a two 2 headed nvidia card to run 4 separate
> monitors and 4 separate keyboards and mice.  I don't mind using either
> proprietary or opensource nvidia drivers.
>
> I'm looking for more information regarding centos and multiseated
> configurations.  I've read a bit about fedora and ubuntu with
> multiseating, but I haven't found much with CentOS.
>
> I'm fairly new to this so I would need pretty good documentation / hand
> holding to accomplish this.
>

It's pretty trivial on CentOS. Check these links:
http://wpkg.org/Configuring_multiseat_X_workstation
http://www.x.org/wiki/Development/Documentation/Multiseat

The Nvidia binary drivers work fine. The main thing you're doing is
defining an extra keyboard and mouse attached to each Screen entry in
the xorg.conf file. Restart X and voila...

This works easily with USB keyboard/mouse...


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