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authorGerd Hoffmann <kraxel@redhat.com>2014-05-20 09:17:01 +0200
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Howto on setting up multiseat for guests. Signed-off-by: Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel@redhat.com>
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+multiseat howto (with some multihead coverage)
+host side
+First you must compile qemu with a user interface supporting
+multihead/multiseat and input event routing. Right now this list is
+pretty short: sdl2.
+ ./configure --enable-sdl --with-sdlabi=2.0
+Next put together the qemu command line:
+qemu -enable-kvm -usb $memory $disk $whatever \
+ -display sdl \
+ -vga std \
+ -device usb-tablet
+That is it for the first head, which will use the standard vga, the
+standard ps/2 keyboard (implicitly there) and the usb-tablet. Now the
+additional switches for the second head:
+ -device pci-bridge,addr=12.0,chassis_nr=2,id=head.2 \
+ -device secondary-vga,bus=head.2,addr=02.0,id=video.2 \
+ -device nec-usb-xhci,bus=head.2,addr=0f.0,id=usb.2 \
+ -device usb-kbd,bus=usb.2.0,port=1,display=video.2 \
+ -device usb-tablet,bus=usb.2.0,port=2,display=video.2
+This places a pci bridge in slot 12, connects a display adapter and
+xhci (usb) controller to the bridge. Then it adds a usb keyboard and
+usb mouse, both connected to the xhci and linked to the display.
+The "display=video2" sets up the input routing. Any input coming from
+the window which belongs to the video.2 display adapter will be routed
+to these input devices.
+guest side
+You need a pretty recent linux guest. systemd with loginctl. kernel
+3.14+ with CONFIG_DRM_BOCHS enabled. Fedora 20 will do. Must be
+fully updated for the new kernel though, i.e. the live iso doesn't cut
+Now we'll have to configure the guest. Boot and login. By default
+all devices belong to seat0. You can use "loginctl seat-status seat0"
+to list them all (and to get the sysfs paths for cut+paste). Now
+we'll go assign all pci devices connected the pci bridge in slot 12 to
+a new head:
+loginctl attach seat-qemu \
+ /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/0000:01:02.0/drm/card1
+loginctl attach seat-qemu \
+ /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/0000:01:02.0/graphics/fb1
+loginctl attach seat-qemu \
+ /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/0000:01:0f.0/usb2
+Use "loginctl seat-status seat-qemu" to check the result. It isn't
+needed to assign the usb devices to the head individually, assigning a
+usb (root) hub will automatically assign all usb devices connected to
+it too.
+BTW: loginctl writes udev rules to /etc/udev/rules.d to make these
+device assignments permanent, so you need to do this only once.
+Now simply restart gdm (rebooting will do too), and a login screen
+should show up on the second head.
+Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel@redhat.com>