[mythtv-users] no keyboard within externel applications
seb at belanur.de
Mon Sep 6 11:47:49 EDT 2004
Michael T. Dean schrieb:
> Generally, RootCommand is used to set the background. I.e. mine is
> xsetroot -solid '#000000'
> To give me a clean black background in case part shows through (much
> better than the grey checkerboard pattern X uses by default).
> Instead, you can start mythfrontend using .xinitrc. I do so with the
> mythfrontend > /home/mythtv/logs/mythfrontend.log 2>&1
> as the last line in the file, so X exits when mythfrontend exits. If
> you prefer to keep X running after shutting down mythfrontend, use the
> fluxbox & wmpid=$!
> above the mythfrontend command and
> wait $wmpid
> as the last line of .xinitrc.
I used to start mythfrontend directly via .xinitrc, but that way I lost
keyboard control over every external program called by mythtv (like
mplayer etc). Starting mythtv via RootCommand is a way I figured out
while searching for a solution on the net. This is how it is used:
in ~/.fluxbox/autostart mythfrontend is called.
Anyway, I will try your way of starting mythtv using .xinitrc.
> What are the settings for focus policy? In ~/.fluxbox/init
> session.screen0.focusModel: SemiSloppyFocus
> session.screen0.focusLastWindow: TRUE
> session.screen0.focusNewWindows: TRUE
> And autoraise?
> session.screen0.autoRaise: TRUE
> session.autoRaiseDelay: 250
> Do you have any settings in ~/.fluxbox/apps (i.e. specifying that
> mythfrontend be on the layer "Above Dock" or that xmame and snes9x be
> on a lower layer than the default)? Do the games have any preferences
> that allow you to request a specific layer?
I double-checked those settings, everything is configured the way it
should be... I recognized that I can't Alt-Tab' out of mythfrontend
though. I tried starting mythfrontend out of xterm, which worked, but I
was not able to switch back to xterm or to another workspace without
closing mythfrontend first.
~/.fluxbox/apps is non-existant here btw ;)
thanks for your help,
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