[mythtv-users] Controlling Mythfrontend from remote
jeff at intersystems.com
Tue Feb 17 21:32:34 EST 2004
At 04:28 PM 2/17/2004 -0900, you wrote:
>On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, Raymond T. Gaida wrote:
> > I am trying to have mythfrontend run on the mythbox and send keystrokes to
> > control the frontend from a remote location. Ideally I would like to have
> > the frontend displayed on the TV while I use my laptop to configure the
> > frontend settings. I don't want to actually see the mythbox desktop on my
> > laptop, just pass keystrokes. This could help me to alleviate buying a
> > wireless keyboard.
> > VNC and X-Servers are not the answer as the display being sent over the
> > network slows things down, plus I don't see the changes on the TV. (I think
> > VNC is starting another instance of mythfrontend) I have tried ssh and
> > opened mythfrontend on the remote display, but when I try to use the laptop
> > keyboard to control the TV's display nothing happens.
>Restart mythfrontend after using VNC or X-servers. This will cause
>mythfrontend to get the updated settings (This presumes your using a VNC
>server on the actual frontend box)
>I do it sometimes, works fine for me.
I use VNC for this. If I connect to display #0 on the server I'm
connecting to the display mythfrontend is running in. If a movie or
TV is playing I just get a blue screen on the client but if the UI is
up I can see it fine.
Don't set up the inetd style of VNC.
I think I'm using Tight VNC on the server and VNCViewer from realvnc
on the Windows client side.
I also have Xvnc installed but I think that's only for the additional displays
I've defined. I'm not positive but I don't think its used to manage display #0.
OTOH, I picked up a wireless keyboard+mouse for <$15 in the return bin at
the local computer store.
More information about the mythtv-users