[mythtv-users] Enabling remote X display???

Henry A Harper III hah at alumni.rice.edu
Tue Sep 18 22:00:07 UTC 2007

> Craig Huff wrote:
> > In the latter part of my post that you snipped, I mentioned trying to
> > use ssh.  I should have said I have x-forwarding turned on, so -X would
> > be redundant.  As I said, nvidia-settings is too smart and even
> though I
> > invoked it on the frontend thru an ssh tunnel from the backend, it
> > tunnels back to the backend to determine the monitor to be configured.
> > ;-(  (note the reference to localhost:10 which is the x-forwarded
> > reference back to the backend display).
> You could set up a VNC server and use that to pull up your MythTV box on
> another system.  Change the display resolution temporarily to fit
> nvidia-settings, make your changes in nvidia-settings, then
> change back to
> 640x480 (or whatever).

I use vncserver on my mythbox to keep tabs on logfiles, top, compile, etc. -
"normal" desktop text is hard to read on my 1080i CRT RPTV. Running
"nvidia-settings -c :0" works a treat from any xterm to control settings for
the TV (display 0), I have my VNC desktop at the default 1024x768.

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