[mythtv-users] Re: Dual Output on Frontend - questions and ideas

Jelle jelle-mythtv-users at foks.8m.com
Thu Oct 21 17:08:40 UTC 2004

On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 12:18:29 -0400, Tom Dombrosky wrote:

> I think you'll run into problems unless you have all the same
> configuration settings in the database.  The database stores values based
> on a system's hostname so if you're using the same computer, the values
> will have to be equal.

Shouldn't it be an easy enough solution to change myth to store them based
on the system's hostname plus the X11 display ("echo $DISPLAY" -> :0, :1,
etc). Multiple heads on a single host would have different X11 displays.

I'd been trying to setup a second head using a Xvnc server, mainly for
accessing the UI (schedule/search/delete shows) from another pc while
watching a show on the tvout of the htpc, but I ran into issues related to
these 'shared configuration' entries.

> Also, I'm not sure it's possible to have video playing at the same time on
> two different outputs (hardware overlay is needed and only supported on
> one output, pci video would solve this).
> I'm pretty sure it is possible to get two different X's working.  I tried
> doing it with two video cards but I couldn't get it to work.  I know
> others have though.  Here's what you might want to try.  Create two user
> accounts, one for each instance of myth (you'll need to do this because
> you are running two different resolutions and mythfrontend caches the
> images).  On each account have a .xinitrc file that loads up it's own
> version of irxevent and mythfrontend.  Have irxevent use a .lircrc file
> that sends keypresses to the CurrentWindow.  I don't think it would work
> if you used the native lirc support.
> I have to stress that these are just ideas.  I wouldn't want you to go out
> and buy the hardware for this and not have it all work.  Good luck.
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