[mythtv-users] Myth based Car Computer

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Jan 4 17:44:21 UTC 2007

On 1/4/07, Jason Donahue <mythtv at timekiller.org> wrote:
> > Jason:
> >
> > Very nice. I've tried MythTV on a touchscreen for in-home use (mostly
> > music, weather and news). One thing I could not easily get around is
> > issuing a "back" or "esc" to Myth to move out of some programs (e.g.,
> > mythmusic). I finally had to activate the telnet control of Myth and
> > create a small Kpanel applet that would allow me to issue an "esc" to
> > myth via the telnet interface (this also means you have to run Myth in
> > a window rather than full-screen). Have you come up with another
> > means or do you simply use the keyboard?
> >
> > George
> >
> > On 1/4/07, Jason Donahue <mythtv at timekiller.org> wrote:
> >> Dunno how many people will remember this, but a while back I posted my
> >> Linux
> >> CarPC. Well I have updated everything and I'm showing it off again:
> >>
> >> https://www.timekiller.org/carpc/index.php
> >>
> >> The touchscreen and opengl transitions are especially nice additions...
> >>
> >> Couldn't have done it without the great work done on Myth, thanks
> >> everybody!
> George,
> When I first started on the carpc, myth .18 was the latest/greatest. This
> meant no touchscreen support at all. This is why I fabricated the control
> panel next to my shifter. It registers to the system as a USB keyboard. See
> the archived photos:
> https://www.timekiller.org/carpc/archive.php
> It works, and I was able to make it look factory, but ultimately I'd like to
> do away with it and be 100% touchscreen controlled. Obviously there is
> plenty of work that needs to be done before that happens.
> Anyone know the status of mouse control in Myth ? Is there a plan to make it
> 100% mouse-only compatible ?

there is gesture support, though it would seem to make touchscreen
really useful a new theme would be needed that provided navigation
buttons that could be clicked to move forward and back (if this is
even possible in a theme?).

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