[mythtv-users] mythtv-setup wont export to a different xserver display (over ssh)

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Oct 14 20:30:59 UTC 2008

On 10/14/2008 04:07 PM, Dan Christensen wrote:
> ryan patterson <ryan.goat at gmail.com> writes:
>> I am certain my $DISPLAY variable is set correctly and I am using ssh
>> -X to connect to the backend.  Every other program I run on the
>> backend will export the display no problem.  The problem is unique to
>> mythtv-setup.
> I recall having to use "ssh -Y ..." instead of "ssh -X ..." in order for
> mythtv-setup to forward correctly over ssh.  Maybe this will work for
> you too.

ssh -Y is definitely good advice.  Also, the -O ThemePainter=qt argument 
to mythtv-setup (or mythfrontend) that was mentioned before is probably 
also important (but it should be all lower-case "qt").

ssh -Y <hostname>
mythtv-setup -O ThemePainter=qt

(and add -geometry 800x600 or whatever, if desired--especially useful 
for slow network links).  And, of course, use the ".real" stuff if 
required for your distro.


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