multiseat, -sharevts, and suspend/hibernate

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Tue May 12 16:51:08 PDT 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 3:30 PM, McDonald, Michael-p7438c
<Michael.McDonald at> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Tiago Vignatti [mailto:vignatti at]
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 2:02 PM
>> To: McDonald, Michael-p7438c
>> Cc: xorg at
>> Subject: Re: multiseat, -sharevts, and suspend/hibernate
>> McDonald, Michael-p7438c escreveu:
>> >   I'm confused. What does rootless servers have to do with
>> multiseat?
>> In the current implementation, multiseat implies in several
>> servers in
>> parallel, which in turn implies in hardware accesses in
>> parallel (mostly
>> not coordinated by anyone), which in turn mess your system. Uoow!
>  I understand the difficulties in running multiple X servers. I don't
> understand how rootless servers are going to make it easier.

If your server is rootless, than by necessity it must properly obtain
resources and will not be allowed to stomp on another processes'


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