[mythtv-users] xine with mythtv

Stephen Atkins atkinss at shaw.ca
Sat Jul 10 21:54:50 EDT 2004

Ok it definatly is a focus issue.  Since I'm using xfce I thought I could set
the focus follows mouse and raise window automatically but both are not doing
the trick.  I did notice that if I use the alt-tab it will bring the focus back
and everything works normally.  What I'm thinking is happening is that the
xfce-panel is getting the focus after xine exits.  Now to find a way to stop
that or to program a key on my remote to send a atl-tab.


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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org]On Behalf Of rick schultz
Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2004 5:16 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
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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