[mythtv-users] Multiple (duplicate) instances of mythfrontend

Larry K lunchtimelarry at gmail.com
Mon May 9 01:11:09 UTC 2005


Are you referring to the post that mentioned enabling KDE desktop sharing? 
Otherwise, I didn't see anything in that thread that seems to address my 
problem. Meanwhile, if you figure this out, be sure to post :)

On 5/8/05, Garry Cook <garrycook at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/8/05, Colin Smillie <csmillie at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 5/8/05, Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > to restart the frontend if it is not running. Problem is, when I 
> restart
> > > the frontend, I sometimes (but not always) get two instances of the
> > > frontend, and this causes conflicts with sound, among other things. 
> It's
> >
> > Are you sure your getting 2 new instances or is the old instance not
> > being killed off? I had a similar problem where the frontend wouldn't
> > die without a kill -9 instruction. I modified my script to include
> > this. I also expanded it to cover mplayer and xine ( included below
> > ), there might be better implementations...
> >
> > Colin
> I'm betting that the OP's original mythfrontend is being killed off,
> and two new instances are started. I have the same issue. There was a
> thread a few weeks ago that spoke about VNC being the culprit, and at
> first I thought that killing off my vncserver fixed it, but this was
> not the case. I still have two instances started when using the power
> button script, even when vnc is dead.
> IIRC, that VNC thread did have a solution, using modifications to the
> script. You may want to have another look at that. I've archived it
> for when I have time to fiddle with the issue again.
> Garry
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