[mythtv-users] OT? Myth and VNC
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Mon Aug 27 21:57:58 UTC 2007
George Mari wrote:
> Jay Mallar wrote:
>> Has anyone been able to get Myth running over VNC? In particular, I'm
>> using Fedora Core 7, and the stable version of Mythtv. I'm also using
>> the Xvnc that comes with Fedora.
>> Trying to run mythtv-setup gives me Xlib errors that XInputExtension is
>> missing. I've tried adding +extension XInputExtenion but it doesn't
>> seem to have any effect. Further, according to the RealVNC website, my
>> verison of XVnc comes with XInputExtension enabled by default anyway.
>> What's the trick?
> Have you tried loading the vnc module in your xorg.conf? I'm running
> FC6, and I have following in xorg.conf:
> Section "Module"
> Load "dbe"
> Load "extmod"
> Load "fbdevhw"
> Load "glx"
> Load "record"
> Load "freetype"
> Load "type1"
> Load "vnc"
> Load "v4l"
> I have the vnc-server rpm also installed, but I don't actually run it:
Played around a bit more with this. I took your advice and attempted to
use the built-in vnc module rather than the RealVNC module provided by
After tweaking a bit, I got it to work. And here's what I had to add:
#This tells X where to locate the VNC password file
Option "PasswordFile" "/home/your_user_name/.vnc/passwd"
Then do an "init 2" and "init 5" to restart X.
I had already run vncpasswd as mythtv.
Now, on my remote machine, I simply run:
and it works great. In fact this also does something else I wanted to
do with my other machines, it actually shares the :0 desktop, where
using the vnc-server module created a separate desktop instance.
Here's a great page that provides more info, some of which I used to
help me get it working:
Now to figure out how to start another X/KDE instance on :1 with
different resolution so I can use that display instead! :)
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