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  1. #1
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    Remote admin of myth backend

    I'm running a backend with all output re-directed to a PVR-350 ... and since getting that working, I can't seem to get a VNC or ssh -X session working. VNC validates the password, then simply stops functioning (cursor is working in background, but no error is given). ssh -X connects to a regular ssh session.

    xorg.conf is below:

    Section "Files"
    Fontpath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
    Fontpath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    Fontpath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    Fontpath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    Fontpath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
    Fontpath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    Fontpath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    # path to defoma fonts
    Fontpath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    EndSection

    # Specific modules needed *this is important.*
    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "v4l"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "vnc"
    EndSection

    # Almost standard keyboard
    # Note: This setup doesn't require the keyboard to be present

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "CoreKeyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
    EndSection

    # Almost standard mouse pointer
    # Note: This setup doesn't require the mouse to be present

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Hauppauge PVR 350 iTVC15 Framebuffer"

    # the driver we installed - in Gutsy, this is NOT "ivtvdev".
    Driver "ivtv"

    # frame buffer we found above
    Option "fbdev" "/dev/fb0"
    Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
    Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
    Option "XVideo" "1"

    # below settings are optional I've seen lots of people with them commented out.
    # I believe that pal users should just comment below line out.

    # Not optional setting
    # BusID we found with lspci converted as shown above
    Busid "PCI:0:09:0"

    Screen 0

    EndSection

    # these settings are generic (for TVs) but are specifically for TV

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "TV"
    Horizsync 30-68
    Vertrefresh 50-120
    Displaysize 183 122
    Mode "720x480"
    Dotclock 34.564
    Htimings 720 752 840 928
    Vtimings 480 484 488 504
    Flags "-HSync" "-VSync"
    EndMode

    EndSection


    # Our PVR-350 Driver entry
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "TV Screen"
    Device "Hauppauge PVR 350 iTVC15 Framebuffer"
    Monitor "TV"
    Defaultdepth 24
    Defaultfbbpp 32
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Fbbpp 32
    Modes "720x480"
    EndSubSection
    Option "SecurityTypes" "VncAuth"
    Option "UserPasswdVerifier" "VncAuth"
    Option "PasswordFile" "/root/.vnc/passwd"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    screen "TV Screen"

    # There is other ways to get rid of keyboard and mouse, but you can these settings as is.
    # This setup is designed to run without keyboard and mouse plugged in.
    Inputdevice "Generic Keyboard"
    Inputdevice "Configured Mouse"
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Mode 0666# Not specifically needed as far as I know.
    # I think it's specific to my computer's hardware
    # That said all my ubuntu boxes have this line.

    EndSection

  2. #2
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    Re: Remote admin of myth backend

    ssh -X connects to a regular ssh session.
    after logging in or during the log in you need to call the app you want to use.

    Code:
    IE: ssh -X user@ipaddress synaptic
    see my thread here as I was also having trouble and most people recommend ssh over vnc on local LAN

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=645608

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=645169

    Hope this helps
    Nothing is ever easy, but if it is difficult you must be doing it wrong.

  3. #3
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    Re: Remote admin of myth backend

    I suppose that makes sense; just odd that before I got x running on the 350 I was using VNC the way you and I were thinking originally.

    What's the xfce manager? I'm running strictly backend frontend ... I don't have any of the 3 desktops selected on the Control Centre.

    Or would the recommendation be to simply install one?

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