[mythtv] Re: Myth & The Media MVP

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Mon Sep 26 14:13:48 UTC 2005

Alex Barger wrote:
> (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
Although I've not tried it, there is an option for this in mythfrontend:

mythfrontend -display X-server              Create GUI on X-server, not 


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