[mythtv-users] Sharing Console Display Over VNC
mache at creeger.com
Wed Nov 7 18:57:39 UTC 2007
I have a Fedora 7 system running both a frontend and backend. The
kernel is 18.104.22.168-91. I have installed the latest version of myth
and have an nVidia 6200 with the nVidia drivers installed. It all works well.
I want to setup VNC so that I can log into the machine and control
the console that is running the myth frontend through a window on a
remote machine running a VNC client.
I have set up VNC so that I can run new GUI sessions on the server
but am unable to share the GUI as it appears on the console desktop.
Any ideas on how to do this?
Here is my /etc/sysconfig/vncserver
# more vncservers
# The VNCSERVERS variable is a list of display:user pairs.
# Uncomment the lines below to start a VNC server on display :2
# as my 'myusername' (adjust this to your own). You will also
# need to set a VNC password; run 'man vncpasswd' to see how
# to do that.
# DO NOT RUN THIS SERVICE if your local area network is
# untrusted! For a secure way of using VNC, see
# Use "-nolisten tcp" to prevent X connections to your VNC server via TCP.
# Use "-nohttpd" to prevent web-based VNC clients connecting.
# Use "-localhost" to prevent remote VNC clients connecting except when
# doing so through a secure tunnel. See the "-via" option in the
# `man vncviewer' manual page.
# VNCSERVERARGS="-geometry 1024x768 -nolisten tcp -nohttpd -localhost"
VNCSERVERARGS="-geometry 1024x768 -nolisten tcp -nohttpd -shared"
Here is the /home/mythtv/.vnc/xstartup
# more xstartup
# Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
[ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
vncconfig -iconic &
xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
# twm &
I am using tightVNC on a Windows XP machine as a client.
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