Re: support for dual independent keyboards in devel kernel?

From: John Bradford (
Date: Wed Feb 12 2003 - 13:48:30 EST

> > I have been doing some research on running 2 independent displays
> > off of 1 machine (ie 2 keyboards, 2 mice, 2 vid cards, 2
> > monitors).. there are some hacks out there now that "sort of"
> > work.... but nothing stable and official..
> > it's all hacks.... I have read that support for this is planned
> > for 2.5/2.6, and would like to know what progress has been done.
> > I am willing to help where I can. I am a good C/C++ programmer,
> > but have not done any kernel work so far.
> You are talking about the linuxconsole project. Yes with alot of work
> we got a multi-desktop system working. We even got several X servers with
> several patches running on different desktops even tho they where working
> out of one box. The main problem with this research was the console system
> level of code was intertwine in each input and display driver. In 2.5.X
> you see the moving of the console keyboards etc to the input api which can
> function indepenedent of the console layer. You also had the same effect
> with the new framebuffer layer. This was done to make driver writing easy
> and to help the embedded space as well as prepare for the future
> multi-desktop of linux.

There was a thread some months ago, called something like 'Linux as a
minicomputer', where we discussed this kind of thing.

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