Not logged in
Log in now
Create an account
Subscribe to LWN
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
My aging eyes thank you for the hi-res image.
Was Iñaky Perez Gonzalez there? I'm not sure I'd recognize
him any more. (Hi Iñaky, sorry for losing touch.)
Where I can rant and whine on Linus Torvals?
Posted Aug 23, 2007 1:02 UTC (Thu) by marraco (guest, #46950)
We have today multiple monitor. That way you can use two monitors, but I need to give the second monitor to other people, give them the second keyboard and mouse, and have many users on one machine.
I can do that today, only in windows, using BetWin. But I can´t make it in Linux, and kernel developpers are guilty.
I just would love to stalk kernel developpers, and cry "do THAT. DO THAT".
Microsoft do not want to do it, because it would make for less OS licenses sold.
If you have little money, you can pirate Windows XX, but you cannot pirate hardware. So Linux being free is not a massive real world money saving, but supporting many users on one computer (in the real world, not for deep hacker geeks) would make linux a deep money saving choice... And Microsoft can´t match it.
Kernel Does Support Many Input Devices
Posted Aug 23, 2007 2:08 UTC (Thu) by zlynx (subscriber, #2285)
My laptop has seven input devices listed by the kernel. The built-in keyboard, the trackpad, the external USB keyboard and mouse and various special buttons.
I configure X to use all of these on one display, but X could also be configured to run different servers with different input devices for each server.
Try copying your /etc/X11/xorg.conf to a new filename, change its Input sections, and run a second X server on virtual terminal 8 using the new config file.
As for console sessions, I don't remember the name of the program, but you use the same trick with framebuffer displays and a user-space console manager. The manager program reads input from the specified devices and draws it to the framebuffer. A full-screen xterm makes more sense to me though.
Copyright © 2013, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds