[mythtv-users] xine with mythtv

Stephen Atkins atkinss at shaw.ca
Sat Jul 10 21:04:17 EDT 2004

I'm not sure about the focus issue since the arrow keys work in the OSD.  The
only place its happening is in the program guide.  While watching live tv I can
use the arrow keys to browse up and down the channels.  Since I'm not really
familure with the inner workings of XWindows.  Currently I'm running xfce since
it is pretty light weight in the member/cpu usage area.  I'll give the mplayer
thing a try.


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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org]On Behalf Of rick schultz
Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2004 5:16 PM
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] xine with mythtv

On Fri, 09 Jul 2004 20:28:05 -0600, Stephen Atkins <atkinss at shaw.ca> wrote:
> The only problem I'm having is after
> leaving xine the arrow keys on my remote and keyboard won't work in the
> program guide.  I have to exit myth before they work again.

This is a focus issue.  Are you running a window manager?

This came up a few weeks ago, so you can search the archives for more
information.  A workaround is to go to the videos and play something
through mplayer; when you exit, things should behave normally again.
The solution is to run a window manager.

What worked for me was to launch `fvvwm2 &' in .xinitrc before
mythfrontend.  I'm using the 1-liner .fvwm2rc:

# Submitted by Scott Elliott <selliott at insight.rr.com>
Style myth* NoTitle, NoHandles, Sticky, WindowListSkip, SloppyFocus,
GrabFocus, BorderWidth 0

No other discernible differences between this setup and not running a
wm, other than the focus problem doesn't happen, and I think the xine
splash screen has a border around it (which is also configurable, but
it doesn't bother me, so I haven't tried).

Has anyone looked into forcing mythfrontend into focus after a child
process exits?


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