[mythtv-users] X Windows redisplay via ssh

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 13 09:25:30 EDT 2004

On Wednesday 13 October 2004 00:21, Michael Fenston wrote:
> Thanks for the responses ... I actually wanted a PC Anywhere "like"
> connection to the mythbox so (1) below is the closest of the
> responses I was looking for.
> But anyway ... I found the following on my own if it helps anyone
> else out:
> For those running Fedora Core 2 and want an easy way to position the
> mythfrontend GUI on their television set for the PVR-350 TVOUT (IE:
> the setup->appearance->screen settings->run the frontend in a window
> hack) you can do the following which I found accidentally by
> "pro-actively reading the myth users group mailing list" :)  ...
> 1) Go to System Tools->Desktop Sharing (this is just KDE Desktop
> Sharing) ... under Configure disable "Confirm uninvited" check "Allow
> uninvited" and set a password
> 2) Grab a copy of TightVNC for your PC (do a google search)
> Using the TightVNC viewer (Fast Compression) gave good results.  This
> was really quick to setup ... very impressive!
> -Mike

Yep, IIRC KDE uses x0rfbserver to virtualize the live X display.  
x11vnc, which I recommended, does the same thing, and is probably a 
better option for folks who don't have KDE.  Also, I believe x11vnc is 
a little bit more command-line friendly, which makes it easier to have 
a setup that automatically runs x11vnc when you run mythfrontend.

Anyway, good luck with your setup!


PS- Please don't top-post

> Joseph A. Caputo wrote:
> >I'm not clear on what you want to do... do you want to: (1) have a
> >remote display mirror your TV (i.e., some display on a laptop
> > showing exactly what is simultaneously on your TV screen), or do
> > you want (2) to be able to run mythfrontend and have it show up on
> > your laptop instead of the TV?
> >
> >If (1), you need a VNC server on the Linux side that is capable of
> > using a 'live' X11 display.  Try this: 
> > http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/
> >
> >If (2), you need to install Cygwin and set up an X server, as
> > several people have already indicated.

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