[mythtv-users] Re: Workaround for WM Focus Issues

Ben Buxton mythtv at ml.cactii.net
Mon Sep 6 06:31:04 EDT 2004

"Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> uttered the following thing:
> /me punts
> What follows is an ugly hack.  Continue reading at your own risk.  ;)
> I'm using Fluxbox 0.9.x as a WM and have tried RatPoison and TWM.  With 
> all three, I have been having a problem that after running xine, 
> mythfrontend receives focus, but on certain screens (such as the "Do you 
> really want to exit" screen and the Program Guide, among others), there 
> are "focus issues."  For example, the exit screen displays with neither 
> the Yes nor the No button highlighted and I have to move the mouse to 
> "reset" focus so I could select one or the other.  On the Program Guide, 
> I am able to move one space in any direction and after doing so the 
> arrow keys stop working (but the escape key works fine????) until i 
> "reset" focus with the mouse.

Perhaps xine doesnt like this (I only use mplayer), but I run mythtv
with no window manager at all - I just start the X server manually and
have mythtv open immediately in the X server. No window manager and no
focus problems.


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