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[Qemu-devel] [PULL 10/10] docs: add multiseat.txt

From: Gerd Hoffmann
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [PULL 10/10] docs: add multiseat.txt
Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 09:51:26 +0200

Howto on setting up multiseat for guests.

Signed-off-by: Gerd Hoffmann <address@hidden>
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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 <address@hidden>

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