[mythtv-users] multi-seat linux & mythtv

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sat Apr 2 15:52:57 UTC 2011

On 4/2/2011 04:30, Richard Morton wrote:
> Using a single graphics card (either the currently installed one or if
> required; upgrade it to a new one)...

In order to properly handle focus and input, you will need to run two 
separate X servers.  This cannot be accomplished on a single graphics 
card.  You will need to use two videos cards, one for each display.  If 
you do not have a board with multiple PCIe x16 slots, stop now.  If you 
have to buy a new board and second video card, then just buy a second 

> both are independently to be controlled via a combination of PS3
> bluetooth remotes (currenlty using the uinput module -
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Sony_PS3_BD_Remote#uinput_kernel_module_method)
> and network control ( i saw that each frontend will need to have its
> network control port changed)

The method described there maps each remote as a keyboard input, and 
have nothing to do with the network control port or LIRC.  If the 
devices show up as separate inputs, you can use the independent 
'keyboards' for each X server.  If they only show up as a single input, 
then this will not work.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list