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It sounds to me like the OP was referring to something I saw on a Linux Kernel wiki.
A single machine that had two X Server instances or heads or whathaveyou open, and with two (one per head) KB/Mice. Two cursors obviously, and the screens were separate, ie you could not move two cursors to the same screen.

Literally two sessions at once on one machine. I cant remember what it was called but I there was a perfect Wiki on how to do it with Ubuntu/Gentoo.
    
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Oh excellent, thanks for the tip then. I shall try it out when i get home. How is the memory usage? is there a perform drop with it running? Considering my machine is rather old (Waiting until jsut before BF3 to build a new one)

EDIT: In regards to carfreak
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Oh excellent, thanks for the tip then. I shall try it out when i get home. How is the memory usage? is there a perform drop with it running? Considering my machine is rather old (Waiting until jsut before BF3 to build a new one)

EDIT: In regards to carfreak
I think if you just use 256MB or 512MB with something like Ubuntu/XP it will be slow, yes, but you'll be able to have it functioning normally.

Test it out, let us know if it works for you!

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Oh, nevermind... Read my edited post OP!
    
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Well, I've only ever run it on my sig rig, and I don't notice it at all. There is a free 30day trial, just Google the program and see if you like it.
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Is it possible to have two differnt mouse when doing this?
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How about running your games in a fullscreen window? You know, just as a temporary solution, since there´s also a pretty significant performance loss.
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Yeah i tried that. It gets my cs:s to an average of 55fps.. so If i only get 40fps on high settings 8xmsaa in dirt 3 it will drop to unplayable. I find 40 is my limit. Any lower and i get frustrated.
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Yeah i tried that. It gets my cs:s to an average of 55fps.. so If i only get 40fps on high settings 8xmsaa in dirt 3 it will drop to unplayable. I find 40 is my limit. Any lower and i get frustrated.
Agreed. You might want to consider upgrading your gpu. You could buy a very cheap used 5850 or similar and overclock your q6600, if you haven´t already. It´s really a nice performance boost for little to no money.
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