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

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Thu Sep 6 15:06:59 UTC 2012

On 9/6/2012 10:21, Kirk Bocek wrote:
> On 9/5/2012 10:16 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>> 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.
> Never thought of trying that route. That would mean:
> 1. Shutting down the real frontend
> 2. Configuring a temporary frontend with *same* hostname as the real
> frontend so configuration changes are saved to the same place.
> Seems dangerous. Possibility of divergent configurations.
> Yes, you are right, I am now, and have for years, been accessing a
> running frontend via vnc.

No. All it would entail is starting up a second instance. There is no 
reason why you can't use two instances of mythfrontend, simultaneously, 
on the same profile. The only potential problem I could see is if 
someone is using a remote through LIRC, it would be sending events to 
both frontends.

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