Re: Multiple keyboard/monitor vs linux-2.6?
From: William Park (opengeometry_at_yahoo.ca)
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 16:43:10 -0500 To: Boszormenyi Zoltan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Fri, Dec 12, 2003 at 09:13:28AM +0000, Boszormenyi Zoltan wrote:
> is there a way to assign different keyboards to different vcs?
> I would like to set up a machine that has 2 keyboards, 2 mice and
> 2 videocards and run XFree-4.x on both heads. The videocard/monitor and
> mouse settings are easy to set up but I cannot find a device setting
> for the keyboard in man XF86Config. How can I do it with mainline kerne=
> After some googleing I found something called "backstreet ruby"
> This gave me this info (howto in a nutshell):
> 1. Boot with kernel option "dumbcon=N" to activate N dummy console.
> 2. cat /proc/bus/input/devices gives the input devices, search for keyb=
> 3. To assign a keyboard to a VT, feed the keyboard Phys= entry into
> a VT, e.g. echo "isa0060/serio0/input0" > /proc/bus/console/00/keyb=
> 4. Start the X server on the proper VT.
> The functionality can be found at linuxconsole.sourceforge.net.
> Will this be included into mainline near term? Say 2.6.?
> The ruby-2.6 is against 2.6.0-test9 so it's almost uptodate.
Does it work?
I have 2 keyboard/mouse/video setup as well, but I followed
by Miguel Freitas with 2.4.23 kernel, because you have to unload
'keybdev' USB module. Kernel-2.6.0 doesn't seem to give me that choice.
In my XF86Config, I had to use
Identifier "USB Keyboard"
Option "Protocol" "usbev"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/event2"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
for the USB keyboard. Note the /dev/input/event2 and "Xkb*" lines --
they were necessary.
Both are mentioned in XFree-Local-multi-user-HOWTO. Even though the
HOWTO is more for Backstreet Ruby, I couldn't make head or tail of it.
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