[mythtv] Window Managers

Isaac Richards mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Tue, 24 Dec 2002 15:12:52 -0500

On Tuesday 24 December 2002 03:08 pm, Robert Dege wrote:
> Just a question, but is a window manager necessary, for a dedicated
> myth-box that is?
> I'm currently using ctwm.  I have to use the -geometry parameter if I want
> windows to place themselves on the desktop, otherwise I have to place them
> on there with the mouse.  I was trying to figure out a way around that
> when I launch "Watch TV".  Then I wondered if I even needed a WM.
> Without the WM, I was able to launch mythbackend, and mythfrontend via
> .Xclient upon startx.  WatchTV even came up in full screen.  The only
> problem is that it didn't respond to the keyboard, or remote.  I'm
> wondering if that's a focus thing.
> But before I went farther into this, I figured I'd throw the question out
> there.

You need a window manager to handle the keyboard focus.  Something like fvwm 
works just fine, though.


> -Rob
> So Many Things in Life Would Be Really Funny
> .... If They Weren't Happening To Me
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