[mythtv-users] best setup in my case

Rob Willett rob.mythtv at robertwillett.com
Mon Sep 27 11:42:29 EDT 2004

Quoting Albert Ulmer <jayaeu at gmail.com>:

> I'm evaluating MythTV for use as my main TV recording and viewing
> software. I've got every room networked with everything terminating in
> a 19" rack in my closet, where I also have cable access.
> I'd like to run a few networked frontends without a TV capture card
> which are connect to the backend over the network.
> 1. Is this possible at all? Can the frontends get live video streams
> from the backend's TV capture card?
Yes, that's the whole purpose of Mythtv.

> 2. Is there any way to run the backend in "headless" mode, without a
> TV or monitor connected? How can I make changes to the configuration
> of MythTV without myth-setup?
No problem with headless. Keyboard-less may require you to change your bios to
boot without giving an error. 

You can get access to the box through VNC, or X or telnet. choose your poison.

> Any help is appreciated!
> Best regards,
> Albert.

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