[mythtv-users] Enabling remote X display???

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Sun Sep 16 22:17:49 UTC 2007


On Sun, Sep 16, 2007 at 04:02:09PM -0500, Craig Huff alleged:
> I *know* there's something simple I need to do, I just don't know what it
> is.
> 
> I'm trying to tweak the settings for my nvidia driver controlled display on
> a plain old TV connected to my frontend system using nvidia-settings.
> 
> The problem is that since the TV is configured for 640x480, and
> nvidia-settings doesn't fit on a screen that small, I can't see all the
> controls.  Solution: make it display remotely on my MythTV backend which has
> a 1280x1024 VGA monitor attached.  Simple -- just trot over to the backend
> and run the command "nvidia-settings --ctrl-display=TV-hostname:0", but this
> didn't work.

Stop futzing with displays and let ssh do it for you.  On the backend (or
whereever you have X running), just type 'ssh -X frontendhost nvidia-settings'.

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