I am using XBMC as the primary media player in my home, and it is great. The one problem I have is that it sometimes -- not often, but sometimes -- crashes or freezes up. For me, that is no problem, but for the rest of the family I need a solution where they can restart XBMC from their own Macs short of restarting the NAS on which the XBMC is located the 'hard' way, ie with the power cord (that they can).
My current idea is a copy-and-paste checklist for them for ssh-ing into the machine from Mac terminal. But I am not knowledgeable enough to know how to start XBMC on the right display. When I just start (or kill and start) the process from ssh, it seems to me that it tries to direct it to the (non-existent), and just complains when that does not work. So how do I tell it to start the program on the right (ie TV) display?
Of course, if there is a better suggestion than my ssh idea out there, that is welcome as well. The overarching aim is that my computer illiterate family may all restart XBMC without having to deal with the Linux GUI directly, since that is all Greek to them (and they are Swedes like me).