[mythtv-users] X through PVR350 probs

Piers Kittel mythtv at biased.org
Tue Dec 28 21:59:55 UTC 2004

Hello again,

Very good guide, but my prob is that when I start up with no window 
manager at all, I then do an "startX" (following your guide) and  then 
switch to a different virtual console (both times via SSH tho) and do an 
"startx" - the original display vanishes and the other display loads up 
the desktop.  When I exit the windowmanager on the monitor, the original 
windowmanager (i.e. MythTV) pops back up.  Trying to do it the other way 
round has the same result but vice versa.

Cheers - Piers

sschaefer1 at woh.rr.com wrote:
> I don't think I explained it well enough.. but keep in mind that when you start an X session that will lock up a virtual console, so before you can start a second X session you will need to switch to a different virtual console. Also, a X server will register itself as a particular :X display... so you will need to specify (probably with the PVR 350's session to use maybe :1) the display.
> I haven't had time to finish that page of mine, which the stuff I mention here is what is missing. I've thought to check out the VNC server / Xvnc to see how it works, it doesn't lock up a virtual terminal, but it does behave as a display device (even thought it is a virtual display).

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