[olug] Launching x-based programs on a remote machine's display?

Nick Walter nwalter at neb.rr.com
Tue Feb 15 05:17:59 UTC 2005

Connect to the  MythTV machine via SSH, and reset your DISPLAY variable to 
be the MythTV  machine's primary display instead of your remote systems 
DISPLAY.  Usually that would just be DISPLAY=0:0.  At that point any X apps 
you fire up should display on the Myth box assuming no security or access 

Nick Walter

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Terence Bradshaw" <angrypuppy at tconl.com>
To: <olug at olug.org>
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 9:49 PM
Subject: [olug] Launching x-based programs on a remote machine's display?

>I am running MythTV on a machine with no keyboard or mouse.
> Mythfrontend has a few stability issues, but other than the frontend 
> dying, the machine continued to record just fine on the backend.  I can 
> verify this by going in via a remote frontend (this machine).
> Is there a way for me to lauch mythfrontend on the remote machine's 
> display via SSH?  Note, I don't want mythfrontend to launch here, but over 
> there.
> Anyone?
> Thanks,
> Terry
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