Basically this makes an X or Wayland system into a multi-seat terminal server surprisingly easily. After having done this once, I think I could scale it out to a ton of seats really quickly.
Why anyone felt the need to *build* this after, say, 1985 or so is beyond me. But it is cool regardless!
[email protected]:~$ loginctl seat-status seat1
│ [MASTER] drm:card1
Today I learned about `loginctl` which, as expected, controls Linux logins. It's not quite as well documented as I'd like, but after tinkering with it for a while I've done some very cool stuff.
I put two NVidia cards into a 2U server and used `loginctl` to associate each one with an automatic login session in lightdm (plus one non-autologin session with the built-in VGA hardware). So without creating an xorg.conf at all, this system runs an X session for each card plus Steam to stream games!
The Golang tutorial never ceases to make me feel stupid. The difficulty curve just feels way off for me, like
• Lesson 1 - What is a keyboard
• Lesson 2 - Saving a file in your editor
• Lesson 3 - Running "hello, world"
• Lesson 4 - Massively parallelized asymmetrical quantum computing across 17 star systems
🎉 It is time! #Mastodon 3.2.0 is here! What's in it? Have a look:
Better news: the latest one has the most adorable single board microcontroller platform I've ever seen. I intentionally didn't look at the docs before powering it up, as Adafruit always ships with fun demo apps.
I actually laughed out loud a couple of times while playing with it! I handed it to my partner and at one point she shrieked in delight.
This thing is fantastic!
TIL: NPR produced radio plays of the original Star Wars trilogy in the 80s. https://archive.org/details/StarWarsRadio