[mythtv-users] Re: mythtv backend on a headless fileserver

Ivor Hewitt ivor at ivor.org
Fri Mar 11 07:27:43 UTC 2005


Peter Loron wrote:
> Ok, this is drifting a bit OT, but I'm going to strike while the iron is 
> hot. I've got my backend machine set up and pretty much working, but it 
> is going in the closet so I don't have to listen to it. I need to get 
> VNC working. In the past when I was running FC1, I just did apt-get for 
> TightVNC and I was all set. Starting a VNC server and connecting yielded 
> me my complete KDE/Gnome/WhateverWM desktop.
> 
> Now that I'm running FC3, TightVNC doesn't seem to be available, and 
> when I connect using the already installed vncserver, all I get is a 
> minimalist TWM environment.
> 
> How to get a full-on desktop? I'm suspecting I need to edit one or more 
> of the X config files, but I'm clueless. If there's a FAQ for this one, 
> please point me to it.
> 
Why bother with a full-on desktop anyway? You have X installed on the 
machine, I assume you have X somewhere else too...
ssh into the machine, set your DISPLAY to be your desktop machine, and 
just run your X apps as normal.


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