[mythtv-users] Controlling Mythfrontend from remote computer
Joseph A. Caputo
jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Tue Feb 17 22:10:36 EST 2004
On Tuesday 17 February 2004 21:27, Chris Pinkham 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
> > 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
> > keyboard to control the TV's display nothing happens.
> > Am I using ssh wrong, or is there a better solution to this problem?
> > Thanks,
> > Ray Gaida
> do a google search on rfb-0.6.1.tar.gz. It contains a vnc server that
> attaches to your existing X server and creates a vnc interface to it. It
> has a x0rfbserver binary for the server portion and a xrfbviewer for the
> client end. I run x0rfbserver on my main frontend in the living room and
> when I want to upgrade Myth on the frontend, I just VNC into the box using
> xrfbviewer and remote-control mythfrontend to exit and restart.
> This doesn't export your Xv display though when watching video, you'll just
> see a blue screen, but you can still control the playing, you just can't
> see what's playing. :)
> To compile rfb-0.6.1.tar.gz, you'll also need a file called
> xclass-0.6.2.tar.gz which contains a display class it uses. Google turned
> up several locations for these files although the original site is gone
> I believe.
IIRC, this (or something exactly like it) is part of KDE3's Desktop Sharing
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