Subject: Re: USB / wskbd questions/problems...
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Mason Loring Bliss <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/11/1999 13:11:06
On Sun, Apr 11, 1999 at 12:17:23PM -0400, Andrew Gillham wrote:

> I would like to be able to run the USB Keyboard/Mouse entirely
> seperate from the PCKBD Keyboard/Mouse.  Presumably with two
> video cards in the machine, you could have two full "consoles"
> with X running.  This would be great for sharing a high-end PC
> between a couple of people.

A friend of mine was asking about this recently. How feasable is this?
Is it possible with our current stuff to run this sort of setup? X wouldn't
mind having two instances of itself running? Wscons could deal with this?

Is attaching a particular keyboard and mouse to a particular X server just
a matter of telling each server to look at a different XF86Config file? The
only problem here is that there doesn't appear to be an analog for keyboards
to the "Device" parameter for mice.

It would be interesting to get this sort of thing working, anyway.

Mason Loring Bliss             ((  "In the drowsy dark cave of the mind dreams  ))  build  their nest  with fragments  dropped ((   from day's caravan." - Rabindranath Tagore