[mythtv-users] Re: Problem with wife-friendly feature (starting an X appl from a virtual console)

nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 18:06:15 UTC 2004

I think this might open up security holes if you're not behind a
firewall.  You might try the solution I posted on the other thread; I
think it's for this kind of thing (this msg didn't thread right)


On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 09:51:55 -0600, Don Brown <don at donbrown.ca> wrote:
> >> Problem is that I can't get the script to start mythfrontend.
> I had the same problem.  I followed this tip (I'm using Fedora Core 2) I
> found on Google:
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?s=&postid=970290#post
> 970290
> For other distros, it might be as simple as changing "-nolisten tcp" to
> "listen tcp"
> when starting up X. (Which, if you're using XDM and KDE, you might find in
> /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0
> on the line:
> :0 local /bin/nice -n -10 /usr/X11R6/bin/X -deferglyphs 16 -nolisten tcp
> or similar.
> I also found I needed to run the command when signed on as the same user as
> the person signed on
> to Xdm (ie. mythtv).  Running as su root caused connection errors.  This is
> probably an Xauth thing, but
> I didn't need to figure out that part.
> hope this helps,
> Don
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