[mythtv-users] Second Monitor

Chris Hembrow chris.hembrow at pixelseventy2.net
Mon Feb 6 15:52:19 UTC 2006

i've editted the menus in the past to remove the phone, so I get what
you mean. But I don't want to disable the functionality

On 2/6/06, Raphael Pooser <rpooser at gmail.com> wrote:
> Steven Adeff wrote:
> > On 2/6/06, Chris Hembrow <chris.hembrow at pixelseventy2.net> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> I'm thinking of adding a small lcd (5inch) to a second, old 8mb matrox
> >> pci graphics card, to make it easier to play music and schedule
> >> recordings without needing to turn the TV on, or if someone is using
> >> the TV for other purposes.
> >>
> >> Because this is going to be off an old, basic graphics card, I don't
> >> want video to play on this card. I believe I can set mplayer to only
> >> play on a second card, using -xineramadisplay=X, but is it possible to
> >> do the same for the internal player.
> >>
> >> e.g. both displays should show the mythfrontend, but only the TV,
> >> through my nvidia card, should show videos or live TV
> >>
> >>
> >
> > You could also run a seperate X session for the 5" LCD. If you want
> > different settings from what you use for your TV, setup a second user
> > to run Myth for the LCD. I don't know if you can specificly disable
> > WatchTV or Watch Recordings though.
> >
> Well, not disable them in the code per se, but you can edit the main
> menu xml file, and the xml's for any other menu, and simply remove those
> items from the menu.  Of course, you can also watch recordings in the
> manage recordings screen by using the context menu - but my guess is you
> can edit what options are available on the context menus as well.  What
> you do is put a copy of the menu xml file (can't remember what it's
> called) into your home dir under a subdir .mythtv.  I did this in order
> to change the text in the menus and also remove some items so that they
> work better at the resolution I'm using with a particular theme.
> Raphael
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