[mythtv-users] X-less backend?
John P. Poet
john at BlueSkyTours.com
Thu Feb 5 12:42:32 EST 2004
On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Andrew Dodd wrote:
> Quoting Scott LeBrun <slebrun at scopus.vic.edu.au>:
> > I'm setting up a brand new system using separate backend and frontend
> > machines. The backend will never run any X apps at all. Is it possible
> > to setup the backend without X? It seems that all is necessary is to
> > create some sort of SQL import file and whack it into MySQL.
> > Any ideas on what exactly is required?
After you have myth configured (via mythsetup?), you can configure the
machine to no longer auto load X. Change the following line in
Run level `5' tells the system to auto start X. Run level `3' will not.
With it configured this way, you can still start X by hand, by issuing the
> Someone sorely needs to rip out ALL dependencies on X from the backend.
> With all versions of MythTV that I have used so far, if you start the backend
> from a shell or terminal within X, mythbackend will be linked to that X session.
> i.e. if the X server dies or is restarted (user logs out, for example),
> mythbackend will die with some sort of ICE error.
True. That is why I start mythbackend before going into X. Actually, at
this point I have mythbackend started automatically during the boot process.
Easy to do using these instructions:
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