[mythtv-users] Ubuntu Question

Nemo Inis nemoinis at telus.net
Mon Jan 29 19:58:38 UTC 2007

I did a full ubuntu workstation install on my mythbox as it gets used 
for other things too.
But I've also installed openbox and configured the login session for my 
myth user to use openbox instead of Gnome and start irexec, mythwelcome 
and other things as needed automatically. Simple (the mythuser is 
autologged after a delay), fast and works well.

When I want a full desktop access I logout and back in as a regular 
user (or same mythuser but with a Gnome session). Also I've installed 
the freenx server on it, so for real work and maintenance I usually 
remote connect to the box from a computer upstairs (better monitor than 
my TV!) rather than in the living-room.

On Jan 29, 2007, at 1:31 AM, Damian Surr wrote:

> I'm unsure about this question again.
> I want a backend and frontend system that can use normal Ubuntu desktop
> when we're not watching films or listening to music.
> That has made me assume that I want the Backend\Frontend\Desktop
> install. However, I don't want to be loading lots of stuff into memory
> when I just want Myth (which will be most of the time). What would you
> recommend in this case? Is there a way to only load up all the extra
> Gnome and stuff when it's actually needed (which will be quite rarely)?
> I'm no longer afraid of the command line so much as the Server instal 
> on
> the Ubuntu community pages looks very detailed. I still need access to
> the Ubuntu desktop occasionally though so that my girlfriend is happy
> using the system for email and browsing etc.
> Sorry to be sounding vague. I'm waiting for the postman to deliver my
> 5200 and Nova-T cards so that I can finally sink my teeth into MythTV.
> Thanks
> Damian

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