[mythtv-users] multi-seat linux & mythtv

Guillaume Membré guillaume.ml at gmail.com
Sat Apr 2 21:43:32 UTC 2011

On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 6:44 PM, 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.  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.

This is a solution that works for me needs, so it isn't a bad solution.
SD works great on the pci card, and HD on the nvidia is also ok. This
is what I expected.

>> 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.

On my setup, if I boot on the pci-e card, when i worked on this
solution (few years ago),  I couldn't get the multi seat working. Now,
X may have a less bug with multi seat and it may works without it.
However, for raymond, it may be another "it works like that", go ahead
and try :)

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