[mythtv-users] mythfrontend over vnc crashes

James jam at tigger.ws
Mon Mar 1 23:24:45 UTC 2021

> On 1 Mar 2021, at 9:57 pm, Leo Butler via mythtv-users <mythtv-users at mythtv.org> 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.


just a generic question, and the answer may be idealogy

vnc does not forward sound and some of my frontends cannot do pulse but nomachine is trivally easy to setup and works well


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