[mythtv-users] fvwm2 as a Window Manager

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Tue Mar 18 20:37:30 UTC 2003

Sure here goes. I installed Xdialog (http://www.chez.com/godefroy/) so I
could see that things were actually happening.  Not a big deal for me,
but if the screen froze for my wife she would starting hitting buttons.
Trying to get stuff to work.

First I created a couple of scripts StartOgle and EjectCD

StartOgle looks like this:


    ogle -u cli &
    echo "10" ; sleep 2
    echo "20" ; sleep 2
    echo "50" ; sleep 2
    echo "75" ; sleep 2
    echo "100" ; sleep 10
    echo ""
    ) |
    $DIALOG --title "Starting DVD" --guage "Please wait as I start the
DVD" 8 30

EjectCD looks like this:


    eject -r /dev/dvd
    echo "XXXX"
    ) |
    $DIALOG --title "Ejecting" --no-buttons --infobox "Ejecting DVD" 4
15 0

I made both of these executable and moved them to /bin

Next I created dvdmenu.xml containing this:

    <mythmenu name="TV">

          <action>EXEC /bin/StartOgle</action>

          <action>EXEC /bin/EjectCD</action>


Finally I added this to my mainmenu.xml:

         <action>MENU dvdmenu.xml</action>

Now I have a dvd option complete with little status windows.  I can open
the CD tray, and start my DVD. The eject is important because the case
I'm buying hides the CD behind a spring loaded door.


-----Original Message-----
From: Joel Larsson [mailto:joel at rosafluffmoln.nu] 
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 2:36 PM
To: ben at handcoder.com; Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] DVD in myth TV

Feel free to attach your configurations. I just added ogle myself and it

seems to work good but its always educating to look how someone else did

and see if I can improve my setup.


Ben Brown wrote:

>I've seen many people mention this, and I thought I'd make a quick 
>post. If you want to be able to play DVD's from you mythtv, you might 
>try just using a 3rd party piece of software and editing your 
>menu.xml's.  I've set this up on my myth box and it works great.  I use

>ogle for DVD playback and have mapped the ogle key command to the one 
>used by myth. Make a few XML changes, and now I have a DVD menu option 
>that takes me to a screen with and eject and play button.  I know for 
>many of you this is old hat, but if you're a linux newbie, fear not it 
>is easy to do and requires little work.  If anyone is interested, I can

>go into more detail of how to do this stuff.
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