[mythtv-users] Popup menus occasionally unresponsive with LIRC

David Ellis david at ellisonline.ca
Thu Jan 5 19:15:27 UTC 2006

This is a focus issue with your window manager....basically if mythfrontend
doesn't have focus when you access a menu you can't navigate it properly.

If you play around with the focus settings in your Window Manager(in KDE its
in KDE Control Center), you can usually make the problem disappear.

This problem is most noticeable after playing a video in Xine (for me


-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Kyle Kelly
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 1:24 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Popup menus occasionally unresponsive with LIRC

On Wednesday 04 January 2006 17:53, Wendy Seltzer wrote:
> I've been trying to debug this without much luck -- any suggestions would
> be welcome.
> Most of the time, my remote (X10 Lola vi lirc_atiusb module) works
> beautifully.  Sometimes, however, when I invoke popup menus from the
> (e.g., with the key mapped to M, in watch recording or play music
> none of the buttons is highlighted, and up and down arrows do nothing.
> from the remote closes the popup.  Hitting remote-M again has the same
> problem.
> Entering M from the keyboard instead shows the menu with first button
> selected, and from there, I can again navigate with the remote.  (Very
> rarely, the keyboard shows the same problem, but it tends to last for only
> one keypress there.)
> None of the logs shows anything out of the ordinary, or any difference
> between times when the remote works and times when it doesn't.  It often
> varies within a single session.
> This has been happening sporadically for months (currently running svn ~
> rev 8490).  Anyone else seeing this, or have suggestions where to look for
> the problem?
> --Wendy
> --
> Wendy Seltzer
> http://wendy.seltzer.org/blog/

Happens to me all the time, to fix I exit the pop-up then press "i".  That 
pop-up is always fine, and then I close it and return to "m" which is now 
fine.  Hope that works for you as well.
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