[mythtv-users] rpms for Mandrake

Jeff_Mitchell at accessbusinessgroup.com Jeff_Mitchell at accessbusinessgroup.com
Thu Mar 6 17:45:08 UTC 2003

X forwarding through SSH is fine for non-graphically-intensive apps (that
may be the wrong way of wording it -- I mean apps that neet to get a lot of
bitmaps from the server to the display box), but wouldn't this give you an
utterly miserable framerate when watching TV?


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Another point...

If you do have X-server software on your Windows box (I'm doing this with
Mac OS and Windows and you can bring up the MythFrontend), then you need
to have it running, and make sure that putty is set to forward (tunnel)
the X11 protocol... its an option way down in the putty connection dialog.


Bruce C. Dillahunty
Peachbush Enterprises
bdillahu at peachbush.com

On Thu, 6 Mar 2003, Michael J. Sherman wrote:

> If you're SSHing into the myth box and trying to run the command from
> the SSH session, X will try to open the program on your local console,
> and not on the myth box.  I tried this last night.  I have a Linux box
> in my office, and the myth box is in my living room.  On my office
> machine, I logged in (X session open), brought up a terminal, and SSHed
> to the myth box, and then ran 'mythfrontend'.  It then popped up the GUI
> onto my office machine desktop, and NOT the myth box.
> This is the default behavior for X, BTW.  It tries to open the app on
> your local console from which you ran the command.  That's what makes X
> so cool, actually.  In order to get it to show up on the remote machine,
> I think you need to give the program an additional
> -display=localhost:0.0 or equivalent option, depending on whether or not
> the app will accept and process standard X command-line args like
> display, geometry, etc.
> Therefore, if you're SSHing to your Myth box from a Windoze box or
> something with no X server, you'll get the "Cannot connect..." error.
> -Mike
> Ray Olszewski wrote:
> > At 11:18 PM 3/5/2003 -0800, 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.
> >
> >
> > "pretty sure" doesn't count when troubleshooting. Try it, and tell us
> > it works or not. If it fails with a *different* error, tell us the
> > error message.
> >
> > If you are accessing your Myth host from a remote host that runs X, you

> > should be able to tunnel X through ssh or even run it untunneled.
> > (MythTV might not work well this way -- I've not tried it -- but it
> > should at least be willing to make the initial connection to the X
> > server.) But Putty is a Windows app, and Windows systems are not
> > *usually* running X servers, with the consequence that there is no X
> > server for mythtv or mythfrontend to connect to. Hence the message you
> > report seeing.
> >
> > What you should do is go to the actual MythTV host, and start X on it
> > under the userid mythtv (don't let Mandrake and KDE push you around
> > ... automatically starting X as root is a configuration error of some
> > sort). Then open an xterm (or KDE's equivalent, probably a kterm if it
> > follows the usual naming convention for KDE stuff). From the xterm, run

> > "mythfrontend".
> >
> > If you encounter a problem with *this* procedure, post a followup that
> > describes it specifically, including the exact error output you see in
> > the xterm.
> >
> > If you are running an X server on the Windows host, we may be able to
> > help you get mythtv running to it. But not until you have verified that

> > mythtv and mythfronend work property in the simpler, same-host setting
> > ... with troubleshooting, it's always wise to solve one problem at a
> >
> > In any case, to troubleshoot the remote-X problem, we'll need the
> > details of *how* you have X running on Windows (what version of
> > what X server, what userid, what provisions for remote access, what
> > arrangements for ssh tunneling).
> >
> >
> >
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