[mythtv-users] How to restore mythfrontend default appearance settings?

Dwayne B. dab at dab-tech.com
Tue Oct 24 00:43:49 UTC 2006

On 18:35 Mon 23 Oct     , jack snodgrass wrote:
> On 10/23/06, RParr <RParr at temporalarts.com> wrote:
> > I tried to change mythfrontend -> setup -> appearance  to run mythtv in
> > a 1200x900 window on my 1600x1200 KDE desktop.
> >
> > When mythfrontend restarted after making the above changes, or now when
> > started, my LCD monitor is reset and displays a message about "that mode
> > is not supported".  I am assuming is trying to reset to a 1200x900 mode
> > and there isn't one.  It is supposed to be running in a 1200x900 window
> > and NOT resetting the X mode at all.
> >
> > 1) How do I reset/restore the mythfrontend settings;  I am assuming I
> > need to use mysql to change some settings but need to know which ones.
> >
> > 2) Should setting "run in window" and setting x / y to 1200x900 work?
> >
> > Thanks
> > R.Parr, RHCE, Temporal Arts
> >
> figure out what your hostname setting should be and send this to
> your mysql server: ( thie example assumes your front end is called
> larry )
> delete FROM settings where value like '%Resolution%' and hostname = 'larry';
> ... before running this, maybe do
> select * from settings where value like '%Resolution%';
> so you can see what is set up already.
> Once these are gone and you re-start mythfrontend, the settings will
> be re-populated.
> jack

Or you could try to use the -r or --reset command line options to
mythfrontend.  Taken from the output of mythfrontend --help:

Valid options are: 
-r or --reset    Resets frontend appearance settings and language

I have not ever used this though, YMMV.

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