[mythtv-users] Window Managers - Success with "ratpoison" instead
adeffs at gmail.com
Sun Oct 30 14:56:22 EST 2005
On Saturday 29 October 2005 16:12, James Grant wrote:
> Ahh, I dont have mythvideo or mythdvd setup... all i do is watch TV and
> music, so I guess ive never run into the focus issues :)
> I was thinking of getting mythvideo installed though, so I guess I should
> be aware of focus issues and the need for WM :) thanks!
> On Saturday 29 October 2005 8:55 am, Cory Papenfuss wrote:
> > On Fri, 28 Oct 2005, Joe Votour wrote:
> > > I use a window manager on my MythTV machine (which is
> > > dedicated to MythTV) because external applications
> > > like xine won't get proper focus sometimes without a
> > > window manager.
> > >
> > > It's a pain to try to play a DVD in xine, and have it
> > > behind the MythTV UI.
> > >
> > > -- Joe
> > >
> > > --- James Grant <topace at lightbox.org> wrote:
> > >> I don't get why people even use a WM (for a
> > >> dedicated mythtv box)... I run
> > >> mythtv perfect without any overhead from a windows
> > >> manager...
> > Exactly. Ratpoison is the closest thing you can do to run without
> > a window manager while still running a window manager. It doesn't draw
> > any decorations on the screen. All it does is manage the focus of any
> > applications. I tried hard to run without a WM, but mplayer focus killed
> > me. I've been ratpoisoning for 18 months now with a raw X startup script
> > similar to what you mentioned.... although I may try to modify the
> > implementation to use init to respawn. Been thinking about that for
> > awhile.
> > -Cory
have you tried the "-fstype" in mplayer? it should be able to fix any focus
issues with whatever WM you use.
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