[mythtv-users] Anyone using VNC on CentOS 6?

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Thu Sep 6 05:10:17 UTC 2012

On 9/5/2012 10:02 PM, Ben Kamen wrote:
> On 2012-09-05 11:56 PM, Kirk Bocek wrote:
>> I think I see the confusing here. I have a backend-only host, that,
>> yes, is *not* running X at all. Only the dedicated frontend boxes are
>> running X.
> Aha!
> In that case.. the simplest thing to do might be to install Cygwin/X on
> your local windows box and then login via SSH typing "export
> DISPLAY=hostwithX:0" and then running mythsetup (or whatever it's called).
> I haven't tried, so I don't know what exactly Xvncserver needs to run
> independently of X on the server that doesn't have X installed.
> Perhaps someone else can chime in with real-life experience with that
> scenario...
>   -Ben

Okay, but how about accessing not the mythtv-setup screens, but the 
mythtfrontend setup screens? That is, the setup for a particular frontend?

I'm trying to avoid having to plug a keyboard into a frontend every time 
I want to change a setting in *that* frontend that requires typing in 
some text.

The Xorg vnc module was my answer for years. It was working great before 
but is crashing now.

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