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Re: mythtv-users Digest, Vol 178, Issue 10
> On 7 Jan 2018, at 7:54 pm, mythtv-users-request@mythtv.org wrote:
>
>>> On 7 Jan 2018, at 1:37 am, mythtv-users-request@mythtv.org wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> So I?ve done the bit about installing a server based Ubuntu and mythtv and then running mythtv-setup via ssh -X to configure the backend so that I don?t have to have a GUI on the ubuntu server with mythtv backend running.
>>>
>>> The problem is that I could only do the ssh -X from a Linux PC. Is there a way to do this from a Mac or windows PC?
>>>
>>> Also if I install XFCE on top of Ubuntu Server that would allow me to do the mythtv-setup via a monitor/keyboard/mouse and unplug them when done. I would think that is minimal and stable if not using the GUI after setup, Right??
>> Mac?s are unix machines that run the same ssh as linux machines (and x11 does work, I use it daily, I thought that I got XQuartz from my highsierra install, macports folk say no, so must be from macports, but you need XQuartz (and macports offers all manor of goodies) (so why mac: apple make very nice hardware so they can seamlessly drain all your money and macosx works very nicely on their hardware eg bluetooth pre-boot eg trackpad with pust-to-click, they power-save by sleeping the processor which runs much cooler than throttling the processor (same hardware), thay?ve got shitty speaker which they audio-process to sound good on linux the true quality shines through etc etc)
>>
>> I?ve never played in the windoze domain but putty is mentioned often.
>>
>> James
>
> Memory serves that I've come across XQuartz before, but it's not on the
> Macbook now.? Since I only run mythtv-setup rarely, I'll just run my
> wife off her ubuntu desktop and setup the backend from their.
>
> I also have a VirtualBox VM of Ubuntu on my MBP and I can use that Linux
> to ssh -X into the mythtv backend.

The mac FE works well

James
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