[mythtv-users] MythWeb Remote Control extention. (OT?)

don don at donbrown.ca
Fri Mar 25 03:08:11 UTC 2005

When I first heard of this extention to the MythWeb interface I got excited
that I would be able to use my PocketPC as a remote control for myth (It's a
Dell X5 and the IR is not strong enough to use one of the avaliable Remote
Control programs unless I'm 2 feet from the reciever).

However, I've not been able to get this extention to work properly.
The webpage appears fine, but clicking on the buttons does nothing.

For those of you who have not checked out this module, it uses 'sendxevent' in
from a CGI script to send key presses to the 'CurrentWindow' on :0.0

If I run the script that gets called from the CGI script as mythtv (the user
logged on to kdm and the preson running mythfrontend), it works fine.

When I run it from the web page, I get the error:
Xlib: connection to "mythtv.mydomain:0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified
Can't open DISPLAY.

Googling has implied this is an X security issue, and that it should be solved
by running 'xauth +' (as mythtv).  However, this did not solve the problem for me.

Hoping someone can help out,

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