[mythtv-users] Re: mythtv backend on a headless fileserver
spin667 at mchsi.com
Thu Mar 10 23:30:55 UTC 2005
On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 09:38:18PM +0000, Lasse Lindgård wrote:
> Please accept my apologies for bringing religion into the discussion.
> Just tell me:
> >If I compile mythtv with Qt/E I will be able to launch the setup program if I just attach a monitor to my server?
> Thank you for your time
There is no reason for you to attach a monitor to your server, no
matter what version of Qt you link mythtv's setup program against.
You must have an X server somewhere if you intend to run
mythfrontend. cygwin's port of XFree86/Xorg will do fine if all you
have is a windows machine.
If you have a linux workstation you just ssh over to the server, run
the X application (setup in this case) and the program's window
appears on your workstation. Of course, ssh isn't always set up like
this. You might have to enable X11Forwarding in the sshd_config file
on the server and ForwardX11 in the ssh_config (or .ssh/config) file
on the client side. Restart sshd on the server and log back in
from your workstation, if you have to change these config files.
Even if you don't want to monkey with that, on your workstation you
can run something like:
Then, on the server run something like:
Again, the window opened by the mythtv setup program will magically
appear on your workstation. It's the power of X!
That's why X11/Qt is no big deal for the setup program... you don't
have to actually run X on the server... you just need the client
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