[mythtv-users] mplayer/mythtv control probs

Robert Tsai rtsai1111 at comcast.net
Mon Feb 13 17:55:51 UTC 2006

On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 10:38:48AM -0500, John Brooks wrote:
> > > Anyway the basics sorted - my problem is that when mplayer is
> > > launched, I can't use the keyboard at all - absolutely no keys
> > > works at all, tho when I SSH into hinata, and do a "killall
> > > mplayer" it goes back to mythtv and all the keys I've pressed
> > > executes all at once.
> >
> > You need to use a window manager to resolve your focus problems.
> Interesting. I have run into a similar problem. I just have the
> mythtv user doing startx and executing /usr/bin/mythtv. I didn't
> think there would be a focus problem- I figured that mplayer would
> have focus since it had been launched. Why would that not be the
> case?

Umm, because you don't have a window manager managing focus ...

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