[mythtv-users] using Xming to remotely setup/configure MythTV

Richard Conway ric at weirdness.com
Fri Jan 5 17:30:22 UTC 2007

Billy Macdonald wrote:
> --- R <rawgarlic at gmail.com> wrote:
> <snip>
>> The big screen has non-myth devices hooked to the other video
>> inputs.  So I can get in the way when I am just experimenting
>> with myth and others are trying to watch the big screen.  I
> <snip>
> Oh I know that feeling.  I can get some dirty looks when I start breaking the
> Myth PC when they want to watch a movie.  That's why it's taking me weeks to
> figure out XvMC.  I get 10 minutes of tshooting a day.  I'll recompile the
> source remotely while at work and then quickly try my changes when I get home.
> VMWare Player might be an option.  I've never used it but if you can make a
> Linux Virtual Machine on your XP host, that may work.
I tried this the other day - did a frontend only install under VMWare on 
a Windows XP machine.  (P4 3GHz, 1Gig RAM) and it couldn't even manage 
SD.  Didn't try very hard though and would be interested in what kind of 
mileage others have had trying it.

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