[mythtv-users] How can I get my monitorless backend to start up

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Apr 18 03:02:10 UTC 2009

On Friday 17 April 2009 20:38:48 Raymond Wagner wrote:
> I am completely baffled by this entire thread.  The machine has no
> monitor.  Why is there any mention of trying to run Xorg or GDM or KDM
> or messing with the xorg.conf when there is no monitor to use them on?
> It's not like you need these programs running to have a completely
> functional linux system.

But not a completely functional MythTV system.

Agreed in general, but a Myth backend expects to see X to run things like its 

It doesn't matter if the display is local, remote, real or virtual, so long as 
X and thus MythTV-setup is happy.

I'd like to be able to run the B/E setup over an ssh session, but it doesn't 
seem to work that way, at least not for me. Every now and then somebody 
complains about the disk space taken up by X, but compared to the rest of 
Myth it's pretty trivial, especially with modern hard drive sizes.

beww at beww.org

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