[mythtv-users] Two frontend instances on one box
Axium Computer Services
axium at axiumcomputerservices.com
Tue Jan 6 11:41:44 EST 2004
Lance Tost wrote:
>I've made some progress with this. But ran into a potential major
>I would like to use one server as a backend and drive two frontend
>instances off of it. The plan is to put it in the basement and run RCA
>cables up to our main TV and use the monitor for TV int he basement.
>It has two M179s in it and an analog tv capture card (not currently
>configured for myth). It has agp video w/ tv-out and pci video (connected
>to a monitor). I have onboard sound and a soundblaster card installed.
>I have gotten X up and running dual-head. I can start mythtv on the TV
>screen and a separate instance on the monitor. However, they both want to
>use the same soundcard. So I figured I could run mythfrontend as two
>different users (mythup for upstairs and mythdown for downstairs) each
>with their own settings. The problem is, I realized at this point that
>these settings are stored in the db and unique only to hostname.
>Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I could run two instances of
>mythfrontend on the same box, each with their own settings? The way I see
>it, I have two options.. neither of which I know much about yet.
>1) Submit a patch for myth to key frontend settings on hostname and userid
>(or some other data)
>2) Look into some way of running each instance in some sort of virtual
>host with its own IP. I don't know if anything like this exists but I'll
>look into it.
>Any other ideas?
You should be able to give your linux box as many ip addresses and host
names as you want, as far as how to make those change per user...
Well, I'm not sure about that.
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