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Why does other user stay logged in on seat0 and prevent me to hibernate?

Using openSUSE Leap 15.1 with KDE. I log in as user1 then switch to user2 and log that on off again. Hibernating as user1 was until recently no problem (if I logged off user2). But now I get this: ...
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USB key (or sd-card) mount in multiseat enviroment

I have PC with Linux Mint 19.2, with multiseat configuration, specifically two seats seat0 and seat1. Both set to autologin. Everything works except auto-mounting USB key or (sd card). When I mount ...
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How to make udev not assign seat to bluetooth keyboard

I would like to use a bluetooth keyboard as a remote control (PIN entry pad for opening an electric strike) instead of as an actual keyboard for console input. I can get access to the bluetooth ...
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xorg multi-GPU - no keyboard input on second screen

I'm running Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco) on a machine with two video cards and three monitors, an NVidia 1080ti in the top slot and a Vega 64 in the bottom slot. Two of the monitors are plugged into the ...
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Best way to share the resources of a powerful workstation across multiple users?

So I'll describe the set-up, then the exact requirements and then the list of options I have tried and then I'll ask if their's a better approach or the best option among the ones mentioned. So we ...
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Nondeterministic graphic cards device names

My system contains three graphic cards, one radeon and two nvidia. I'm trying to configure a multiseat setup but the "device name" of the graphic cards is not stable, it change from one boot to ...
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Start two X servers on boot on RHEL

I have a powerful machine that I want to use as a multi-seat system. It has two graphic cards and two pairs of keyboards and mice. I've been able to successfully configure two "seats" using udev and ...
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X11 multi-pointer, pointer conflicts

In an attempt to continue using my PC whilst automating a GUI application, I have created 2 pointers on my machine using xinput, one being controlled by me, the other by pyautogui. on my system this ...
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Restrict a user to a specific seat?

I have set up a two-user multi-seat arrangement with loginctl. Is it possible to restrict a user account to a specific seat? Ideally, GDM would only offer the respective account on each seat. I am ...
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Is it possible to let the active virtual term be the only one with audio access?

I'm currently running Fedora 22 and want a setup where Kodi runs on vterm1 while steam runs on vterm2. I have set up two seats using LightDM. I am currently using ALSA in order to let Kodi bitstream ...
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multiseat, is it possible to access virtual terminals on any seat?

My current multiseat config works fine, except for one thing : I cant access virtual terminal on either seat. I think it comes from the fact I launch X through my DM (LightDM) with the -sharevts ...
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Separate monitors with separate keyboard and mouse input?

So I was wondering if it would be possible using Xfce and without virtual machines to essentially make one computer act as two by having two monitors with different workspaces and separate keyboard ...
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Multiseat with one card and two Xorg instance [duplicate]

Is it possible to set up a multiseat environment with one graphic card and two Xorg instances? That is, one machine with a monitor/keyboard/mouse for the first Xorg instance and a second monitor/...
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Debugging multiseat: How to run two X server layouts together without display manager?

How to run two X servers together, each with its own layout, directly from command line, without any display manager (e.g. GDB, KDM or LightDM)? Lets say there are two ServerLayout sections in xorg....
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Multiseat X setup with a single dual head graphics card

I am considering trying to setup a multiseat system. It seems like this would be pretty straight forward if I had two graphics cards or if I didn't need hardware based OpenGL acceleration. Is it ...
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Can I use two sets of I/O devices for two user sessions on one computer?

I want to connect a second monitor, keyboard and mouse to my PC (running Ubuntu) and let somebody else (e.g. my son) use the a different TTY while I am working. I know I can switch between TTYs using ...
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Autostart all LightDM seats and show one as default

I configured a media-center server running Debian with LightDM, Leapcast and Plex. What I want to accomplish is the following. There should be three LightDM seats, one default seat on which I can ...
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Realize a multiseat system with a polarized 3D-monitor

Besides playing 3D-material, modern 3D-TV-sets (using polarization technology) offer the possibility of dual-play. While 3d-playback works with different polarization for the left and the right eye, ...
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Using USB hub for keyboard and mouse in multiseat

I want to configure a 2 user multi-seat in Linux. Is it possible to configure keyboard and mouse for second seat with a USB hub on a single USB port or I need to connect each of them to a separate USB ...
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Share keyboard over network as separate device?

I am trying to achieve something similar to this: https://superuser.com/questions/67659/linux-share-keyboard-over-network The difference is that I need the remote keyboard to be usable separate from ...
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One machine & two keyboard, mouse & monitors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can one PC be used by two users at the same time via dual-monitor? I have a machine that is running Ubuntu. Can I have two monitors, mouses & keyboards for two different ...
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How to achieve fast user switching with multiple graphics adapters, prevent virtual terminal switch?

My boxen has two video nVidia graphics adapters which I'd like to assign to separate seats, including virtual terminals. This question most likely isn't display manager specific, but in this case I'm ...
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Multiple Users on a Desktop Environment [closed]

Lets pretend we had a *nix rather powerful system... Now Obviously I know you can set up multiple users to login to a system.......but how exactly do you do that? Like....how would all the monitors ...
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How to lock one mouse/keyboard pair to each screen?

Using the ATI Catalyst Control Center (fglrx), I setup two desktops (the multidesktop option) via dual-head. Now I have two mice and keyboards (USB) attached which, using xinput can be put in two ...
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Lock second mouse pointer & keyboard input to one window

This is basically a lite version of multiseat (see my other question): I can setup two mouse pointers (see e.g. here, here or here) and two keyboards (although my two identical logitech K200 keyboards ...
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Distribution recommendation for a multiseat setup using dual-head and supporting direct rendering [closed]

I have two keyboards, mice and monitors and a ATI Radeon HD 4290 onboard a ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 mainboard. Can you recommend a distribution or livecd that supports the GPU and offers easy means to ...
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Can one PC be used by two users at the same time via dual-monitor?

Since modern PCs can use two screens at the same time I wonder if it is possible to plug in two keyboards and mouses as well to have the two screens run two (more or less) independent X-sessions at ...