I've machine A, which is the myth-tv monster - this guy runs mythbackend, and stores the files. It also runs mythfrontend when I watch myth on it.
Machine B - is my ubuntu laptop, and is as mobile as a laptop can be.
Here's how I watch mythtv remotely on laptop B.
Lets assume A.B.C.D is A's IP address.
- Install mythtv-frontend on B
$ sudo apt-get mythtv-frontend
This would install stuff like mythtv-common, mythtv-frontend. mysql-client and libsqlite3-0 etc.
- Setup ssh equivalency between B and A
The idea is, B (laptop) should be able to access A without being prompted for a password. Check this link out for more help.
To test this, running the following on B should get you an xclock window from machine A:
$ ssh -X A.B.C.D xclock
- Create /usr/bin/wmyth (on B)
Create wmyth with the following contents, and chmod it to executable:
xterm -title "Close_me_after_myth" -e "ssh -C -L 6543:localhost:6543 A.B.C.D cat - " &
xterm -title "Close_Me_After_Myth" -e "ssh -C -L 3306:localhost:3306 A.B.C.D cat - " &
pkill -TERM xterm
- Create $HOME/.mythtv/mysql.txt (on B)
Important thing here is 127.0.0.1 - if it is set to anything else it may not work, as we're doing port forwarding over ssh.
- Create a Launcher (on B)
Run /usr/bin/wmyth. (You may get added to mythtv group in /etc/groups) It should get you a remote myth window on your laptop, B.
If it works, go ahead and create a taskbar launcher.