[mythtv-users] How can I connect my box to 5 TVs?
gsstark at mit.edu
Thu Apr 6 18:08:53 UTC 2006
"Stuart Fox" <stuart at dontuse.ms> writes:
> > On Thu, 2006-04-06 at 16:50 +0200, Dr. C Mythology wrote:
> >> I was wondering if someone knew a good way to connect 4 or 5 TVs to a PC
> >> (one plasma and 4 LCDs).
I think you can even find quad-dvi agp cards. But they might not be cost
effective compared to buying two or three cards.
> You could do it, 5 seperate X sessions each owned by a different user.
You might be able to do separate X sessions using IsolateDevice. But that
would mean having four separate PCI cards I think.
But there's no need to have separate X Sessions. You could have four separate
screens in a single X session and use su to switch to the different users.
You don't even need separate users. You can just start myth with
HOME=~/mythtv-0 DISPLAY=:0.0 mythfrontend &
HOME=~/mythtv-1 DISPLAY=:0.1 mythfrontend &
HOME=~/mythtv-2 DISPLAY=:0.2 mythfrontend &
HOME=~/mythtv-3 DISPLAY=:0.3 mythfrontend &
Setting HOME to something different than what's in /etc/passwd is one of the
hidden bits of lore in Unix that gets forgotten a lot.
> Remote controls then become a problem tho, myth is just myth according to
> lirc or a keyboard.
Can't help there.
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