[mythtv-users] MythStream? MythStreamTV?
masterclc at gmail.com
Sat May 19 23:10:30 UTC 2007
On 5/19/07, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/18/07, Thom Paine <painethom at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If you want to monitor the system to make sure it's working, maybe
> > realvnc is what you need instead. I just started using it because my
> > MBE is headless, but I still archive dvd's. Now I can connect through
> > my laptop either from work or at home and still burn dvd's.
> > --
> > -=/>Thom
> realvnc is an interesting idea.
> Question - if I ssh into my account on the remote machine from here
> what is there to display? I'm not logged into Gnome 350 miles away. I
> know how to run apps there and display them here using ssh, but I'm
> not clear how to use realvnc that way.
> The remote backend machine is also the desktop machine for a nearly
> 80 year old ex-Windows user. When things don't go right his first
> thought is always to reboot even though he's used Gentoo for nearly 5
> years. I'll never break him of that habit so there's no way I could
> depend on my desktop account being up and running in the background on
> his machine.
> Sorry for the off topic post. If others don't want this on the list
> then please contact me off-line.
You don't have to be local to run:
There are many options really, if you want to go that convoluted route
you could use something like x11vnc:
startx & x11vnc
And then use a vncviewer to view your session you just started. It's
probably an easier (from an administration perspective) to just use
something like x11 forwarding over SSH or a similar setup.
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