[mythtv-users] Multiple frontends on the same machine

Jean-Yves Avenard jyavenard at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 02:53:26 UTC 2011

On 1 April 2011 13:22, Bryan Lovquist <blovquist at clarity.com> wrote:
> Hello
> If you were to run multiple frontends on the same physical machine, same
> user where the machine has multiple graphics cards and control is via
> “network control”. It is as simple as starting the two frontends with
> different values for the “DISPLAY” environment variable? Ideally of course,
> I would like both frontends to share the same configuration (other than the
> port that they are listening on for control input).
> Or, must I configure the system as a multi-seat system and start up the
> frontends under different users?

You would have to setup mythfrontend with different configuration
option, and in particular different identifiant.

mythfrontend settings are stored in a mysql database where by default
the name of the computer / IP address is used to distinguish settings.

You wouldn't be able to specify a different audio cards otherwise, and
would only get audio in one frontend only.

That and some other issues

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