[mythtv-users] mythfrontend over vnc crashes

Grge Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 14:13:26 UTC 2021

On Mon, 2021-03-01 at 07:57 -0600, Leo Butler via mythtv-users wrote:
> I upgraded my frontend and separate backend from ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04,
> then upgraded myth from the .29 mythbuntu ppa to .31 (all due to the
> pending changes involving the metadata grabbers).
> The frontend and backend both work fine after the upgrade.
> Before the upgrade, I was able to use vnc tunnelled over ssh to run
> mythfrontend on the backend, too (I do most editing this way). Here is
> the complete command to run the server:
> Xtightvnc :100 -desktop MYTHTV_SERVER -auth
> /home/mythtv-user/.Xauthority -geometry 1500x860 -depth 24 -rfbwait
> 120000 -rfbauth /home/mythtv-user/.vnc/passwd -rfbport 6000 -fp
> /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc/,/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1/,/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/,/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/
> -co /etc/X11/rgb -nevershared
> The vncserver runs a fluxbox window manager.
> After the upgrade, that no longer works even though mythfrontend works
> on the backend (under the gnome desktop). It looks like a Qt-related
> problem, but I am at a loss how to fix it.
> Attached are stdout and stderr from
> mythfrontend > m.log 2> m.err.txt
> in a terminal inside the fluxbox-managed vnc session.
> TIA,
> Leo

Can you simply `ssh -X` into the server?  Ubuntu is running Wayland, so
.Xauthority is no longer used, etc..  Is the vnc server running, or
does it error out on start?
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