[mythtv-users] problem w/running 2 mythfrontend instances on 1 computer

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Jan 4 18:24:44 UTC 2007

On 01/03/2007 07:21 PM, Dave Alden wrote:
>   I'm having an odd problem with my installation of myth.  I've got 2 video
> cards and I'm running 2 instances of mythfrontend on the same machine (each
> pointing to a different $HOME, so they each have their own .lircrc file,
> their own .mythtv directory and their own LocalHostName).  I've got 2
> different remotes controlling the frontends, and most things seem to work.
> The problem I'm running into is it seems that some the dialog boxes don't
> work on the instance of mythfrontend that doesn't have the keyboard control.
> I'm not sure if the box that pops up at the end of a show is a dialog box
> or not, but I can control that one just fine -- but the one that pops up
> if you right arrow on a recorded tv show is not controllable.  Help

You've got to give focus to the in-use mythfrontend program for all 
focus issues to work properly.

That means, if you want to run 2 instances on one system without 
modifying focus, you'll also need two instances of X.


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