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    Question 2 monitor,2 keyboard and 2 mouse in One PC

    Hi! Just want to know if its possible to have two monitors, two keyboard and 2 mouse in one pc? and what OS do i have to use?

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    2 Monitors, yes... 2 keyboards and mice, what would be the point? If you are suggesting using a single computer for 2 separate users at the same time; I don't believe that is possible with any software currently available. The overhead to keep both users' apps running in realtime would just be too much.

    If you simply want to use 2 monitors to extend the size of your desktop, that is easy to do. It requires either Linux or Windows 2000 / XP and either a dual output video card or two separate video cards in the same system (remember, one must be a PCI video card since almost all motherboards only have 1 AGP slot).

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    Thumbs up Yes you can use 2 monitors 2 keyboards 2 mice on the same PC

    Yes you can use 2 monitors 2 keyboards 2 mice on the same PC or PPC to make the computer able to be used by 2 users at the same time.
    What do you need: Of course a PC 2 monitors 1 PS/2 Keyboard and 1 Mouse and 1 USB Keyboard and 1 USB Mouse + Linux.
    (I have tryed different solutions to do this in Windows but no success ... Microsoft sayd at some point that windoze XP SP 2 will somehow support this ... i doubt)

    Now i have some links here for you where you will find all the information you will need to achive this:

    http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br/multiuser/
    http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplan...orials/3100/1/
    And of course http://www.tldp.org/

    If you need any help regarding this contact me at micky_dej@yahoo.com.

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    I've heard that windows xp sp2 will somehow support this .. i haven't tried it yet .. but i'll try after i download sp2 .. does anyone know anything about this ? or can anyone point me to some sites where i could get some info on dooing this on windows ?

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    http://www.polywell.com/us/desktop/qbox865T.asp

    Read about it in Computer Shopper mag, it even sais both users can game at the same time. Only works for Nvidia based systems, ATI si not supported.
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    bizkitkid2001 .. the link doesn't work for me ... maby my internet connection is the problem ... thanks anyway

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    link worked for me... and that's cool.

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    wow this is really nice

    but how do i install 2 mice n 2 keyboards and how is it decided which input to be taken at a time??

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    for linux read my post and follow the links...

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    http://www.connectronics.com/ymouse/

    The above link is how it's done. Now, if there are less expensive ways, I don't know. Apparently, there are special connectors. How special? I don't know. These things ain't cheap.

    But there appears to be a special keyboard invovled.
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    thanks for the help

    1 more enquiry is there any benifit than to buy a new pc overall??

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    You don't need special connectors for mice and keyboards as long as you have USB ports open.

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    but then how do you associate which key board and mouse to use with which

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    The web ste talking about the computer I posted above said they just used the Nvidia desktop manager to split to different desktops to two different monitors and split the mouse and keyoard as well. THats why it sais it only works for nvidia based systems because ATI doesn't have software for this yet.

    So all you would need is 2 usb keyboards and 2 usb mice and an nvidia based system with the newest drivers.
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    no u do not need 2 usb keyboards and mice (only if you don't want to use ps/2 ones)... 1 usb keyboard and 1 usb mous are eynough and 1 ps/2 keyboard and mouse

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    My contribution to this thread:

    It should be 2 mouses, not mice.

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    All hail OuTpaTienT..........

    first time I've heard of this, the pollywell link worked fine for me

    must be good for playing battle ship

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    hey .. found a link you might be interested www.thinsoftinc.com .. a solution to share 1 pc with up to 5 users on windows XP sp1 (doesn't work with sp2 yet).

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