This page has instructions for installing mdm: the Multiseat Display Manager. The mdm is a package that can set up a generic multiseat environment, using any desired solution (Xephyr with GDM, Xephyr with KDM, Multiple X servers, Xnest, etc). Before installing mdm, we recommend you to read the mdm page.
Using our repositories
The easiest way to install mdm is by using our repositories. Currently, we only have Debian Lenny and Ubuntu 8.04 repositories.
This is what you should do:
First, include our repositories in your sources.list file.
For Debian Lenny users:
echo "deb http://multiterminal.c3sl.ufpr.br/debian-lenny binary/" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
For Ubuntu 8.04 and 9.04 users:
echo "deb http://multiterminal.c3sl.ufpr.br/ubuntu-8.04 binary/" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
Then, install the packages:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mdm
This way, you will be able to use mdm via XDMCP. If you wish to use gdm:
sudo apt-get install mdm-xephyr-gdm
Configure the package
sudo vim /etc/mdm/mdm.conf
Adjust your monitor mode, frequency, keyboard layout and multiseat mode (use xephyr-gdm if you want gdm).
mdm is configured to automatically start whenever your computer boots. You can either reboot or stop gdm and run the command:
sudo /etc/init.d/mdm start
Compiling from git
If your distribution is not supported, you can compile mdm from git. You can also create your own distribution's package and send it to us. For instructions, see the compiling mdm page.