[mythtv] New fade effect in front end not working well

Chris Bagwell chris at cnpbagwell.com
Sat Mar 4 22:09:12 UTC 2006

Hi all,

I upgraded to latest SVN to get the fixes for database timeouts and 
external tuner command.  When I did, I notice I also got a possible cool 
new feature were text fades in and out.

Unforuntely, its not working very well for me.  When the frontend first 
displays, I get my normal Titivillus theme with text.  But then the 
background is cleared to all white and I only see the text (Watch TV, 
etc).  I can still basically function but when I change screens the fade 
effect takes around 5 seconds to complete which is a little longish.

I am using Via XvMC for output and I'm using Fedora Core 5 Test 3 so 
I've got pretty much the latest drivers in that area.  OpenGL is totally 
out of my area so not much I can debug without pointers from the pros.  
Well, I'm assuming its an OpenGL issue because of the next item.

I noticed that ticket #1451 mentions the fade being slow but doesn't 
talk about the white part.  I was going to disable the 
"UseOpenGLPainter" option that it mentions but I didn't find it in my 
settings database.  Should it have been auto-inserted there?


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