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[New: openFATE 310913] Add YAST module to set up multiseat installations
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  • Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 12:56:00 +0100 (CET)
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Feature added by: Matthias Sch√ľnemann (wodenhof)

Feature #310913, revision 1
Title: Add YAST module to set up multiseat installations

openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Matthias Sch√ľnemann (wodenhof)
Partner organization:

Set up a computer with a YAST module to run with multiple graphic cards, mice
and keyboards for multiple users at once. The module would allow the
administration of "working places".

Currently one can reach sessions only on one screen via the function keys (F7 -
F12). I suggest a module which lets the administrator bundle the devices into
"seats", i.e. physically separated working places each with their own mouse,
keyboard and display. Common use of DVD-reader/burner or card readers could be
allowed, USB-sticks could e.g. get assigned hubs.

Somebody (Chris Tyler) already started here:

CPU-power is abundant in modern machines, so one machine has enough for the
easier tasks (browsing, text input etc.) of a whole family. I'd appreciate an
easy set up with this feature.

Business case (Partner benefit): Use of this power in any family's home would be a powerful
demonstration of this OS's qualities. It would save money, particularly nice
for families with tight budgets and in developing countries.

When multi seat set-ups get more common the feature could be extended to
virtual machines, i.e. one machine per seat. Those could be connected (via a
virtual net / sockets ...) and run future multi-player games...

openSUSE Feature:

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