[mythtv] running mythtv without a WM

Brian Foddy bfoddy at visi.com
Fri Feb 7 14:34:36 EST 2003

I've had good luck with icewm.  It doesn't mess up the sound,
loads fast, has basic window focus features, and seems pretty small.

I just setup a .xinitrc starting 

irxevent &
mythfrontend &
icewm-light  (or icewm)

(this is from memory, not the exact contents, but close).

Works fine every time for me.
For normal desktop I use KDE, which I didn't like too much for
myth.  It  messed up the sound too much and was to honking big
when you don't need it.

Just my $.02 worth.


On Fri, 7 Feb 2003, Tom Howard wrote:

> >KDE isn't a file manager.  And if you mean window manager, MythTV
> >runs with quite a few of them.  Check the archives for the thread
> >called "[mythtv] Found just the WM I've been looking for" on
> >2003-01-29; there's also a fvwmrc file in contrib.
> doh!  window manager is what I meant to say but didn't.  I guess what I'm 
> trying to ask is this: Im trying to run MythTV with 2 tuner cards (so I 
> can record and watch at the same time) Using the least % of the CPU as 
> possible.  Thus allowing a less powerfull CPU = less power usage = lower 
> power bill and also a quieter fan.  Im not going to be using the box to 
> do my taxes or write term papers, just MythTV (with mythweb, games, 
> etc..)  Also, any way to have the music search for music files over your 
> network?  ala RioCentral or RioReciever  
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