[mythtv-users] Program Guide locking up
Paul van Gerven
baloedebruinebeer at gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 18:21:05 UTC 2007
Thanks, I would have never figured that out myself. I do use a
multi-head setup: I use my 350's TV-out to create a second X display,
also with KDE. I changed the window behavior to 'follow the mouse' and,
with the cursor (invisibly) positioned on Mythtv, the problem did not
I don't know if that kind of window behavior is going to annoy me - I
use the pc also as a desktop. If so, I will give your script a try
and/or experiment with focus stealing prevention.
Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 08/11/2007 11:46 AM, Paul van Gerven wrote:
>> Sorry if this issue has been raised before, but I could not find a way
>> to search the archives, nor did googling or posting on relevant forums
>> get me anywhere.
>> Mythtv is working fine, except for one major annoyance. When I call the
>> program guide while watching live TV, I cannot move around in it using
>> the 'cursor keys' on the remote. Instead, I can make exactly one move
>> (i.e. either up, down or right) and then the guide becomes completely
>> unresponsive, although the preview keeps running. The only key that
>> keeps working is the one I assigned to 'quit' so I can go back to
>> watching LiveTV.
> Focus issue. Yes, it really is a focus issue. Often caused by a) not
> using a window manager, b) using an improperly configured window
> manager, c) using multi-head displays, or d) external programs (like
> xine--although xine, specifically, has been fixed so it no longer causes
> this behavior). See the thread at
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/82722#82722 for more
> details and a workaround (hack).
>> Something similar happens when I try to quit MythTV altogether. When
>> asked for confirmation I cannot switch between yes or no. The only thing
>> I can do is press quit to return to the main menu.
> Funny. The exact same two examples I gave.
>> I should also mention that this error does not kick in immediately after
>> I start the frontend. Once or twice, the guide works fine, and only then
>> the lock up problem surfaces. If quit the frontend point and restart,
>> the error persist. If I reboot, I can fully browse the guide once or
>> twice again.
> Right. It only happens after something else takes focus from Myth.
> I.e. you manually switch focus, your Window Manager gives something else
> focus, you do some work on the other (non-Myth) display of your
> multi-head display, you start the external program. The problem is that
> focus isn't properly restored to Myth afterwards.
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