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

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Thu Sep 6 05:16:23 UTC 2012

On 9/6/2012 01:10, Kirk Bocek wrote:
> 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).
> 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 misunderstanding is that we're assuming you would just start up an 
independent instance of mythfrontend in which to make whatever changes 
you want, while you are wanting to access the specific instance already 
open and running on your local X terminal.

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