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    Default 3D Multiseat

    I build 3D Multiseat
    Multiseat - a system with one case and several graphics cards, monitors, keyboards and mouses. Allows multiple users to work simultaneously with one computer.

    In the configuration described 2 user can play 3D games DirectX9 using wine-1.0, for example, Heroes of Might and Magic 5 (HMM5), WarHammer 40k (WH40k), Serious Sam 2 and others are not impeding each other. The system easily expands to 4 seats.

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    Very impressive.
    However running Wine/Cedega/Crossover you don't have as good a library as the Windows system it was designed for.
    I can already see applications for lan parties or even for game / internet cafes. "I don't have that good of a computer." "Bring your USB keyboard, USB mouse, and a monitor and hook into mine then."

    I wonder how para-virtualization (Xen, VMWare) can be applied to this. It would probably be able to protect the other people if someone's X server crashes.

    It could probably also use a "System Diagnostic" screen, maybe remotely or out to the TV, to be able to fix or update on the fly.

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    One X server crashes does not influence others !
    You can even press Alt+Ctrl+Backspace and gdm restarts a server, other users at all will not feel anything. One crashed the server borrows only one core of the processor. It is checked up.

    I use qemu for virtualization.

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    How would that work with non-Nvidia cards?
    I read somewhere multi-card support was broken in X.org 7.3 and beyond, but in X.org 7.2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by curaga View Post
    How would that work with non-Nvidia cards?
    I read somewhere multi-card support was broken in X.org 7.3 and beyond, but in X.org 7.2?
    ATI not working :-(

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