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

James Linder jam at tigger.ws
Wed Sep 14 00:45:33 UTC 2011

On 14/09/2011, at 12:16 AM, mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org wrote:

>> If you're happy installing the packages you need (ie the graphical
>> tools) from an ssh session, then don't bother with a GUI, just install
>> something like xterm to bring in enough to allow remote X sessions
>> (overs SSH for instance) to work okay.
>>>> So, other than a bit of disk space, is there any reason why I
>>>> shouldn't install KDE when I set it up ?
>> It'll be running in the background, which means more stuff started at
>> boot so slower boot times, and a greater load on the system. (although
>> this last point is probably moo.*)
> I tend to ssh into my boxes, so I am with most people with that... you
> rarely need a monitor to work on a machine... any updates/tweaks/etc. on
> my frontend is done via a laptop.  

A last point, my backend is headless, I too use ssh to it BUT I run mythfrontend on the backend via ssh and X forwarding because that is the easiest way to make DVDs from a recording


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