[mythtv-users] vnc on headless backend

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Sun Dec 6 19:39:06 UTC 2009

Robert Johnston wrote:
> On 06/12/2009 2:49 AM, Michael Lemstad Maymann wrote:
>> Hi Robert,
>> Thanks for your reply :-)
>> I know VNC is not the most secure solution - but that's ok for this
>> task...
>> Also, I can only find XMing for Windows - I'm running MythBuntu 9.10 -
>> Is it for Linux also ?
> If you're connecting from one linux box to another, it's even easier.
> Just type "ssh -X username at remotehost".
> That'll give you a terminal with X forwarded. So you can type 
> "mythtv-setup" and get it on your local machine.
Sod's law says that if you do that it might not work because of security 
restrictions. try

ssh -Y username at remotehost

instead, which will allow you to bypass some restrictions - should be safe for a 
home network.


Mike Perkins

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