[mythtv-users] rpms for Mandrake

Ray Olszewski ray at comarre.com
Thu Mar 6 06:36:08 UTC 2003

At 08:26 PM 3/5/2003 -0800, skeeterskip wrote:
>In SSH, when logged in as root, it is #, for non-root
>users it is $.

What does ssh have to do with your problem (the "cannot connect to X 
server" message you get when trying to start mythtv or mythfrontend)?

I thought we were discussing running MythTV on a local machine, by the user 
who has started X (usually root in your case, though I gather you have also 
tried an ordinary userid, perhaps mythtv), from an xterm (or whatever KDE's 
analog to an xterm is) running with the same userid. If you are doing 
something other than that, please describe as specifically as you can how 
you are trying to start mythtv (or, preferred, mythfrontend).

If you are doing all of this remotely, in some way that involves ssh 
sessions &/or ssh tunneling of X, there is a lot of room for problems. Up 
till now, I (and I'm sure the othes who have responded as well) had assumed 
that you were running X on the same host that you have MythTV on, and that 
you were using a cli from a terminal session opened in that same X server.

>--- pebay <pebay at attglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> >
> > skeeterskip wrote:
> >
> > >KDE automatically logs in as root. When I look at
> > rpm
> > >files for mythtv, they say "root" as owner.
> > >
> > Is the command line prompt in your xterm window a
> > "#" (root) or a "$"(a
> > user)? A quick check.
> >
> > Peyton

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