With the parents gone for the week, I took over the basement and started having some fun. It started out simply enough - just running my TV and monitor off my GeForce card (using its TwinView function). Then I realized - I've got a couple spare PCI video cards hanging around .... *light bulb*
So I've managed to get a whole bunch of displays to go up all at the same time, which is cool. It's also kind of useless, because I've got my keyboard and mouse working multiple, different screens all at the same time. So for a decent multi-monitor setup, I know what I don't want to do - I don't wanna use Xinerama. An extended desktop isn't what I'm looking for.
So does anyone have any experience in starting and controlling multiple X sessions on one box, with one keyboard, one mouse and multiple monitors? I know that ctrl+alt+f7 gets me to my normal X session (session 0). I'd assume that using ctrl+alt+F8 would get me to a second X session. But would that steal away the mouse and keyboard from session 0? I wouldn't want to be replicating random input events across totally unrelated interfaces :P I've looked over the proper XFree86 documentation, but that just left me more confused than anything else.
I've looked around the X documentation, and haven't really seen anything pertaining to this, unless it's so simple it completely slipped my grasp. In any case, it's cool what you and a Mach64 can do! :P