[mythtv-users] X through PVR350 probs

sschaefer1 at woh.rr.com sschaefer1 at woh.rr.com
Wed Dec 29 20:37:03 UTC 2004

I will need to sit down and walk through those steps, and update the document since this/that part is the only thing I haven't completed. I'm pretty busy right now so I don't know when I will get to it. I'll post the results when I get the chance to work on it.

If you figure it out in the meantime, do the same, and post the details. Revisiting it isn't going to be easy for me. Because of my setup, I simply made sure I could do it, then went back to using the frontend on the VGA display and watching the playbacks on the TV... since I haven't got my infrared distribution setup yet, I can't control the frontend from where the televisions are at (the computer is in a back room).

John mentioned a possible patch that would set the X server from locking up a virtual console. That'd be great to work with if he is able to find it.

----- Original Message -----
From: Piers Kittel <mythtv at biased.org>
Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 4:59 pm
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] X through PVR350 probs

> 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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