[mythtv-users] multi-seat linux & mythtv

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sat Apr 2 20:55:57 UTC 2011

On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 4:44 AM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> On 4/2/2011 12:22, Guillaume Membré wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 10:30, Richard Morton<richard.e.morton at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> So this is my plan/desire...
>>> Using a single graphics card (either the currently installed one or if
>>> required; upgrade it to a new one)...
>> I never managed to get multiseat working with the nvidia only where as
>> dual display works fine with this card.
>> So I looked for a cheap pci card and managed to get the multiseat working.
> That is a really bad solution.  If you run anything except standard
> definition video on a standard definition display, you will run into PCI
> bus saturation issues.

perhaps not if the PCI card is vdpau capable and all your video
material is mpeg2/h264

>While this may not be a huge concern on a
> dedicated frontend, the OP is intending to do this on a combined
> backend, which will likely cause contention with tuner cards.
>> I had to setup a few things :
>> - First I told the bios to boot on the pci card
> That only matters as to what display is used for the bootup and local
> terminal.  Once you get to X, X can do whatever it wants.
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