[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #3657: MythtvFrontend compilies under Mac OS X but nothing is displayed on the screen.

Dan Wilga mythtv-dev2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
Mon Jun 25 13:13:28 UTC 2007

>On 22-Jun-07, at 10:33 AM, MythTV wrote:
>>  I've been talking to people on irc on #mythtv-users and it seems  like a
>>  common problem, no one is able to compile a working frontend under  OS X on
>>  x86 platform or even PPC. It actually compiles but whenever it is  launched
>>  it just drops into the dock and no window is open. There is just a  bar on
>>  top that read MythFrontend but nothing is displayed.

I've been successfully using an MFE I compiled myself using the 
osx_packager.pl script on a Macbook Pro for several months now.

I've found that most often problems like the original poster 
describes are due to a failure in network communication. To diagnose 
this, you need to view the console log. The easiest way to do this is 
to open Terminal and use the "open" command to run the .app. For 

   open /Applications/MythFrontend.app

You will then be able to see the entire log of what's happening. Most 
likely, the problem is either that the database host is not defined 
or the host isn't allowing connections from the Mac.
Dan Wilga                                                        "Ook."

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