[mythtv-users] Problems Running Headless MBE/FE with Fedora 15/Gnome 3

linux guy linuxguy123 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 20:30:50 UTC 2011

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 2:21 PM, mythtv at blandford.net
<mythtv at blandford.net>wrote:

> On 09/21/2011 01:16 PM, linux guy wrote:
> > I have several headless servers running F15 these days.
> >
> > The hardest part is finding/remembering the command line name for the
> > apps (Do an edit on KStart and look at the properties for each).   The
> > other issue is remembering to look at the title bar to see if the app is
> > running locally or remotely.   Other than that, its totally great.    I
> > don't think it would work on a Windows box though...
> This will work on Windows as long as you have an Xserver installed for
> Windows.  However, the poster mentioned wanting to keep the software
> install light on the windows box so I ruled out this option.
> Using the VNC solution and running gnome on the backend however gives
> the user the full menu system without having to remember the application
> names.

Yes, but it runs the whole desktop then.  Then you have a desktop in a
desktop, which I find very clumsy.   I much prefer a "ssh'd application"
running remotely.  Its like the good ole thin client days from the
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