[mythtv-users] Anyone using VNC on CentOS 6?

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Tue Sep 4 20:52:40 UTC 2012



On 9/4/2012 1:48 PM, Nick Rout wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 8:44 AM, Kirk Bocek<t004 at kbocek.com>  wrote:
>> After a long delay I'm finally transitioning all my MythTV hosts from Centos
>> 5 to 6 since apparently MythTV is going to be abandoned on 5.
>>
>> For years I've used VNC for simple configuration tasks, allowing me to run
>> mythtv-setup and do what I need without needing to attach a keyboard.
>>
>> However, the CentOS 6 x86_64 frontend-only box I've got up and running right
>> now crashes when I access it over VNC. vncserver *does* work from a regular
>> user account but somehow the instance of vnc associated with the
>> mythfrontend X session will momentarily flash a black screen then the entire
>> X session crashes. The way I've got it configured, the X session restarts,
>> but I still can't connect to the MythTV session via VNC. Authentication is
>> requested and executed. But the moment the session is started, the X session
>> crashes.
>>
>> Does anyone have any thoughts or avenues for me to pursue with this? Did I
>> miss a library or some other configuration in Myth's configuration?
>>
>> Thanks.
>
> No but I do point out that ssh -Y allows you to run mythtv-setup on a
> remote machine.

The issue here is that all my workstations are Windows. I've tried to 
setup X on Windows and it's always been a tremendous hassle. I've always 
ended up using a Windows-based vnc viewer instead.


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