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

Dave Alden alden at math.ohio-state.edu
Thu Jan 4 18:56:38 UTC 2007


On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 01:24:44PM -0500, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> 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.

Awesome -- I can do that.  :-)  I'll give it a try tonight - thanks.


Dave Alden
The Ohio State University
Department of Mathematics

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