[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #1451: Changeset 9261,

Chris Pinkham cpinkham at bc2va.org
Sun Mar 5 15:57:55 UTC 2006

> > Comment:
> >
> >  If it was 0, less people would test it so we wouldn't find as many bugs.
> >  In the future there will be a setting on the frontend for this.
> >
> I agree with this too -- but UseOpenGLPainter makes my primary
> frontend stop working.  Rather than show the top-level menu, I am
> seeing the last frame of the last xscreensaver and no frontend menu. 
> I do not have a problem on my GeForce-based frontends.
> How to override and set UseOpenGLPainter to 0?  cmdline, SQL or mythtv-setup?

This has been mentioned already on the mailing list, but I'll include it here
for another hit when/if people search on the archives.  Use this to disable

	mythfrontend -O UseOpenGLPainter=0

and this to enable (the default anyway):

	mythfrontend -O UseOpenGLPainter=1

The new -O option allows overriding of Myth internal settings for testing
and other purposes.  For instance a theme developer who normally runs in
4:3 mode at 800x600 on their development box could temporarily run in
16:9 mode at 800x450 by using the following command:

	mythfrontend -O GUIWidth=800,GUIHeight=450

You could tryout a new theme by using:

	mythfrontned -O Theme=blue

The 'key' in the key/value pairs is the settings 'value' in the settings
table in the mythconverg database, so you can look there for other
values that could be overridden.


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