[mythtv-users] vnc on headless backend

Robert Johnston anaerin at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 02:57:45 UTC 2009

On 05/12/2009 8:42 PM, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> On 12/05/2009 09:32 PM, Michael Lemstad Maymann wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have a headless 9.10 backend that I would like to connect to with
>> vncviewer to primarily run mythtv-setup once in a while.
>> When I disconnect my monitor it fails with:
>> Fatal server error:
>> no screens found
>> Have anyone done this or know how I could do it ?
> VNC allows you access to the X session you have running.  When you
> disconnect your monitor, X doesn't come up running.
> Instead, look at vnc-server.  You can setup virtual X sessions (without
> any real monitor session) that can be connected to via VNC from other
> machines.  Perhaps this is what you want?

Or you could install XMing, and connect Via SSH with X forwarding. 
That'll put mythtv-setup on your local desktop, rather than being 
forwarded over VNC.
Robert "Anaerin" Johnston
No enemies had ever taken Ankh-Morpock. Well *technically* they had, 
quite often; the city welcomed free-spending barbarian invaders, but 
somehow the puzzled raiders found, after a few days, that they didn't 
own their horses any more, and within a couple of months they were just 
another minority group with its own graffiti and food shops.
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