[mythtv-users] Myth backend: Console or GUI OS ? Init level 3 or init level 5 ?

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Mon Sep 12 18:47:31 UTC 2011

On 9/12/2011 14:42, linux guy wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 12:34 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com 
> <mailto:raymond at wagnerrp.com>> wrote:
>     MythTV is designed to run full screen, so there is little to know
>     use in
>     running a full desktop environment such as KDE or Gnome that you will
>     never see.  That said, MythTV is not a window manager, and should
>     not be
>     run without one.  Look at ratpoison, or evilwm, or icewm, or
>     enlightenment, or fluxbox.
> I am asking about the pros and cons of installing a GUI OS on the 
> backend only.  Of course I'll install a GUI OS on the front end.

My misunderstanding.  The backend has no need for Xorg or any GUI.  The 
most you need is the base Xorg libraries, to allow X applications to be 
forwarded to a remove X server.
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