[mythtv] Re: Myth & The Media MVP

Alex Barger cruzinthegalaxie at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 02:57:05 UTC 2005

(Sorry for attempting to post this multiple time.)

I was just thinking about that today, how strange. I have been working 
on implenting a LTSP configuration at my office for our hp t5525 thin 
clients and just spent some time redirecting displays with them. They 
are too expensive $400 each for this purpose. Problem with LTSP is that 
X and the other stuff  takes about 55mb of ram.  So if you go the path 
of mvpmc (not sure if they already have this included or not) I found 
this uClibc X server http://www.pps.jussieu.fr/~jch/software/kdrive.html

Does anyone know if mythfrontend can connect to remote display? 
Inheirently it should be able to, I beleive this is an OS thing. Also 
not sure if kdrive supports remote connections. Anyway, I attempted this 
quickly on my desktop machine and was unable to connect.

On client machine did a quick test
# service iptables stop
# xhost +
# ssh mythserver
# export DISPLAY=
# mythfrontend

No dice, unable to connect to X server ....

I tried to connect with another program and was unable to connect with 
that either. I'll keep at it.

Alex Barger

> Thanks for your response - what do u think is the most viable way of
> getting as much of the mythfrontend to work on the MVP ? Developing mvpmc
> further ? or could something clever be done with exporting displays from
> another box ? getting some kind of mythfrontend server that the mvpmc
> could connect to ? Or just waiting to see if a higher spec MVP comes onto
> the market ?
> Cheers
> Liam
> On Sun, 25 Sep 2005, Ian Caulfield wrote:
> > On Sun, 25 Sep 2005, Liam Sharp wrote:
> >
> > > My question is: The Media MVP looks like a great myth front end to 
> me, and
> > > I see some parts of the myth protocol have been implemented here:
> > > http://mvpmc.sourceforge.net/, does anyone know of a reason why 
> the full
> > > mythfrond end app cannot be ported to this device ?
> >
> > 16MB of memory is very tight - it is possible to run the frontend 
> (or at
> > least, it was when I last tried several months ago) on the MVP, but 
> even
> > swapping over the network you tend to run out of ram...
> >
> > Ian
> >
> -- 
> Liam Sharp 

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