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I'm trying to use multiseat with Ubuntu, but I can't make this work.

I've read a lot of "how to", and the most of them are about doing a multiseat with some distro with GDM2, or KDM. But, I'm using the lightdm of Ubuntu.

So now I'm trying to make this multiseat with Xephyr, which I've already used to make a multiseat with the Debian 4 version. But I don't know how to call Xephyr in lightdm.conf.

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Ok, its seen that xephyr will not help-me this time, i'm trying now to do this multiseat editing lightdm.conf. I've found this answer, but that not work in my case, I have done the same configuration, and the system crash. –  Jnts Mar 26 '12 at 13:36
Ok guys, I've give up. It's seems that Xephyr will always crash the system, even in kubuntu. Multiple X-servers do not work with 2 outputs of the video adapter. but it WORK with multiple x-servers, one seat for every video adapter. –  Jnts Apr 2 '12 at 20:02
@fossfreedom i said with xephyr, this question is about multiples X servers. Anyway i did this multiseat work with Debian 6, after instaling gdm2. –  Jnts Apr 17 '12 at 18:50
hmmm - I presume what you did should also work with 10.04 Ubuntu since this is closer to debian 6 than 11.10? If so, may be you can either create an answer, or add to your question what you did to get it to work? Maybe this will give others some hints to help further with 11.10 and lightdm etc. –  fossfreedom Apr 17 '12 at 19:03

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try xrdp it will be the easiest solution. I installed vnc4server and then installed xrdp. and then I used rdesktop / tsclient / remmina to connect xrdp machine using IP Address.

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i think i get it, but how i will separate this sessions? one session for each monitor? i will call a "layout" in xorg.conf? with keybords and mice conf? i never had seen this xrdp multiseat way. –  Jnts Mar 23 '12 at 17:33

There is a wonderful blog detailing the process of getting an Xephyr based multiseat set up. He also is using Lightdm. Hope it helps.

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. –  Peachy Sep 26 '12 at 13:41

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