[mythtv] Running multiple window managers/dekstops

mythtv-dev@snowman.net mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Thu, 19 Dec 2002 13:43:22 -0600 (CST)

On 19 Dec, Bertus wrote:
> Yep....I know that you can run startx -- :1 ...but I remember that somebody
> put script up to do everything at Booting.
> I have a 29" HDTV monitor with VGA port so I have "tv" but not really, is
> more like PC-Monitor. So the tv-out is not an issue for me.
> I just want to have a nice MythTV running full screen on Blackbox, Enlight
> or something similar and then to be able to switch to my regular gnome to do
> stuff like browsing, chatting or video conferencing, etc. So I would not be
> "watching tv" while I use gnome.
> As you can see as long as Myth keeps on running in the background
> (recording, etc) is fine if it nothing displays.

Well, if thats what you want... checkout /etc/X11/(x|w)dm/Xservers. You
can add :1 there  and then maintain two different users. One "mythtv"
user that runs mythfrontend on login possibly with no wm at all and your
regular login. You can specify a different XFConfig file or screen
arrangement from the "X" commandline in that Xservers file.

Just remember that the 0.8 release won't need to have mythfrontend
running all the time to record.