[mythtv-users] Ahh - Evil xorg and modelines
david at functionalchaos.net
Tue Jun 12 16:11:29 UTC 2007
Steve Smith wrote:
> No I think you may be getting a bit confused about the ssh bit.
No, Damian was and I was trying to help him understand.
> suggested using ssh (or even telnet) because Damian's email PC is in a
> different room from his myth PC, using SSH means he can copy & paste the
> logs into the emails much easier.
The idea is great for it's intended purpose. However, Damian did not
understand and was launching startx from the remote shell, hence why he
may be getting funny things on his display.
>It's a good idea to make sure xdm/gdm
> etc is NOT running & confusing the issue though.
> We can actually debug this thing purely from the Xorg.0.log file, don't
> even need to see the X display (so long as we've got --logverbose 5
> turned on).
I am aware of this, but I am also considering Damian's experience level.
> On 11/06/07, *David Cramblett* <david at functionalchaos.net
> <mailto:david at functionalchaos.net>> wrote:
> >> Hello all,
> >> Have I done something so stupid that it's not worth responding
> to or are
> >> we running out of things to try? I'm all but given up at my end.
> I feel
> >> like something must work but I can't seem to break through and I
> >> don't have the time to put anything more into it. I've already
> >> for more time than should have on it.
> >> Damian
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> Not sure what exactly is going on with your ssh session, it is possible
> that some x11 tunneling is happening that may cause some issues. It
> would be better if you could launch the startx command form your mythtv
> machine locally. You mentioned that there was some issue with using the
> command line? It is all garbled? Are you launching from another
> command window inside of X or are you alt-F1 'ing to a text console?
> I would recommend you disable X from automatically starting for a while
> so you can manually start the X server to do your testing. What Linux
> distribution are you using? On many, what you can do is edit the file
> /etc/inittab and comment out (put a # in front of) the last line,
> something like this:
> # Run xdm in runlevel 5
> x:5:once:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
> change to:
> # Run xdm in runlevel 5
> # x:5:once:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
> then you can run:
> $ init -q
> from the command line and it will shutdown X and your login manger like
> xdm, gdm or what ever your system is running.
> Then your system will only boot up into a command line and you can
> launch X by running:
> $ startx
> so that you can see the output and start and stop X easier.
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