[mythtv-users] Re: mythtv backend on a headless fileserver
ivor at ivor.org
Fri Mar 11 07:27:43 UTC 2005
Peter Loron wrote:
> Ok, this is drifting a bit OT, but I'm going to strike while the iron is
> hot. I've got my backend machine set up and pretty much working, but it
> is going in the closet so I don't have to listen to it. I need to get
> VNC working. In the past when I was running FC1, I just did apt-get for
> TightVNC and I was all set. Starting a VNC server and connecting yielded
> me my complete KDE/Gnome/WhateverWM desktop.
> Now that I'm running FC3, TightVNC doesn't seem to be available, and
> when I connect using the already installed vncserver, all I get is a
> minimalist TWM environment.
> How to get a full-on desktop? I'm suspecting I need to edit one or more
> of the X config files, but I'm clueless. If there's a FAQ for this one,
> please point me to it.
Why bother with a full-on desktop anyway? You have X installed on the
machine, I assume you have X somewhere else too...
ssh into the machine, set your DISPLAY to be your desktop machine, and
just run your X apps as normal.
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