[mythtv-users] vnc on headless backend

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at kjchome.homeip.net
Mon Dec 7 00:49:59 UTC 2009

On 12/06/2009 03:43 AM, Michael Lemstad Maymann wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-12-05 at 21:42 -0500, 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?
> Hi Kevin,
> Thanks for your quick reply :-)
> This is exactly what I want !
> Any example/howto ?

On fedora, I have vnc and vnc-server packages installed.  As a part of
the vnc-server package, I edit /etc/sysconfig/vncservers to start what I
want.  There are examples in the file.

>>> Thanks in advance
>>> ~maymann

Kevin J. Cummings
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