[mythtv-users] rpms for Mandrake
acs at hourglassone.com
Thu Mar 6 07:49:23 UTC 2003
If you're trying to get mythtv to display its front end on the machine
you're running putty from (and I would _assume_ that you have an
X-Server running on that machine -- otherwise you're SOL), you need to
enable X11 forwarding in Putty's options _BEFORE_ connecting to the host
(I never understood it, but putty hides these options while connected).
If you just want mythtv to show up on the server you're connected to,
$ export DISPLAY=127.0.0.1:0.0
(or, in csh/tcsh - I don't play too much with these, so your mileage may
vary.. check your docs)
$ setenv DISPLAY '127.0.0.1:0.0'
(zsh/ksh -- you're on your own)
'Nother tip: if you need to su root in order to run mythtv, try using
sudo, since it seems to maintain environment variables for the user
you're currently logged in as when running the command.
On Wed, 2003-03-05 at 23:18, skeeterskip wrote:
> Yeah, I have computer in living room right now and I
> do most of work from machine in another room. I use
> program called Putty which does ssh.
> I can try the commands locally from living room, but
> am pretty sure I get the same thing.
> --- Ray Olszewski <ray at comarre.com> wrote:
> > 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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