Multiseat and AutoAddDevices/AutoEnableDevices

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Sun Feb 1 13:51:18 PST 2015

On Sun, Feb 01, 2015 at 04:42:03PM -0500, Ian Hands wrote:
> Built a box to do multiseat for the most part everything works great.
> When Seat1's USB hub disconnects and later reconnects I have issues
> though.  This is because I use:
> Section "ServerFlags"
> Option "AutoAddDevices"     "false"
> Option "AutoEnableDevices"  "false"
> And then specify a Mouse0 and Mouse1 for Seat0 and Seat1 respectively.
> Again this setup works for a while, but sometimes Mouse1
> disconnects/reconnects and then is never again picked up by:
> Section "ServerLayout"

devices specified in a InputDevice section cannot do hotplugging. Once
they get a read error they're gone.

You're better off assigning SEAT_ID as a udev property for each device and
letting the server take care of the rest.


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