[mythtv-users] X Windows redisplay via ssh

Michael Fenston fenston-myth at san.rr.com
Sun Oct 10 21:05:04 EDT 2004

Michael T. Dean wrote:

> 3) Is is possible to merge my original xorg.conf and xorg350.conf 
> files together so I can see the same output on both at the same time?  
> My test TV is a little blurry so I would like to be able to continue 
> debug with the monitor for awhile.  My plan is to really test this 
> well before putting it out in the living room (again).  Ticked the 
> wife off the first time around!  That is my advice to all after my 
> SageTV experience.  Use the TIVO (or VCRs) until you have all the 
> quirks worked out of whatever PC based PVR you eventually decide on! :)
> Possible, yet.  Stable, probably not.  Most of the time when running X 
> on the PVR-350 framebuffer, having a video card driver installed 
> causes significant instability.  I tried to debug that way, but found 
> it caused too many problems, so I just hooked it to the TV (where I 
> couldn't read a bunch of stuff), and used X Windows redisplay via ssh 
> to work my way through the setup section.
> HTH.
> Mike
Hello again ...

This message is directed toward Mike Dean but help from anyone on this 
appreciated ...

I now have X Windows running on my small TV using the PVR-350 TVOUT and 
would like to be able to redirect everything on that screen to my laptop 
running WindowsXP somehow so the text is clear for debugging and 
centering the picture on the TV.  I only have 1 machine (this mythtv 
box) running linux at home so figured I could use my laptop running 
Windows VNC or Windows SSH ... I found this program called PuTTY for 
SSH.  Both these programs let me login to the mythtv box and do 
something ... I can launch X applications with Windows VNC and I can get 
a telnet like session going with PuTTY but I'm not sure how to get stuff 
to go in the reverse direction ... IE: whatever is being displayed on 
the TV getting moved to the laptop somehow.  Any help appreciated ... is 
there a HOWTO somewhere on this?  Can someone fill in the missing links 
on what to do here or a better approach?



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