[mythtv-users] Multiple instances of mythfrontend allowed?
jeff-list-mythusers at taltos.com
Tue Sep 19 17:41:10 UTC 2006
My frontend hardware (an Asus M2NPV-VX Motherboard with an onboard
nvidia 6150 graphics card) has an interesting feature: It allows you to
run multiple X sessions, and output different sessions on different
ports (one session on the VGA connector, another session on the S-Video
I currently output a signal locally to where the frontend is (on a 50"
plasma), and modulated on a channel for a few small TVs located in the
The machine is plenty powerful for me right now. So CPU isn't an issue.
Is it possible to run two independent instances of mythfrontend on this
box (one on the first X session, one on the second X session)?
Preferably, I'd like to do so by passing a parameter (or a setting) to
the mythfrontend to force the "custom identifier" field to something
different so that each frontend can have independent settings. I use
the network interface (the network control port) to control
mythfrontend, so as long as I can set the network control port to
something unique (should be trivial with a custom identifier), I could
control both frontends independently without LIRC issues or anything
So ... possible to run two instances of mythfrontend on one box? What
are the issues involved with this, if any?
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