I am trying to set up a multiseat computer configuration. In this arrangement, I have a laptop with an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor connected. I would like to allow two user sessions to be run at the same time, one on the main laptop I/O and one using the attached peripherals. The laptop has a single Intel X3100 graphics card.
My first attempt was using the Windows 7 64-bit RC. This is fail right out of the gate.
My second attempt was using Ubuntu 9.10 alpha 4. It's definitely possible to do this manually using some combination of X.org and Xephyr, but this is a severe PITA. The recommended solution is to use MDM but after installing it (via cloning the git repo then running configure, make -j3, sudo checkinstall), my system works identically to before.
I've also tried to go the manual route with a handwritten xorg.conf, but I'm having a terrible time even making a basic config that runs. Without any xorg.conf file, X can autodetect everything and give me a desktop with 3D acceleration. However, "Xorg -configure" generates a config that presents me with a black screen and no mouse cursor. I'm pretty sure X is running because ctrl+alt+del doesn't do anything.
So, yeah. I'll go with pretty much any solution that doesn't take hours to set up and gives me multiseat. Anyone got any ideas?