[mythtv-users] Always prescaling theme images on startup

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Thu Mar 8 23:05:12 UTC 2007

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 03/08/2007 03:59 PM, R. G. Newbury wrote:
>>>  People who run at the same resolution as the theme don't see this :)   (eg/ those who run at 800x600, for the "normal" 4:3 themes...)
>> Gee, I'm running Iuliua at 800x600 and I see the scaling stuff every 
>> time I fire up mythfrontend (or exit from Setup:Appearance....)
> I'm guessing that for all of you who see it every time, such that every 
> time it takes the same amount of time, you're running mythfrontend in a 
> misconfigured environment.  I.e. check that you have a valid HOME 
> environment variable and that you actually have write access to 
> $HOME/.mythtv and all its subdirectories and all their contents.  If you 
> don't have a HOME environment variable specified, Myth will try to use 
> /.mythtv --off the root of the filesystem--where you likely don't have 
> write access.  And, it wouldn't hurt to shut down mythfrontend and run:
> rm -r $HOME/.mythtv/{theme,osd}cache
> (where HOME /must/ be set to the same value you have in the environment 
> that's starting mythfrontend).
> As far as Iulius at 800x600 goes, I have no idea what's happening.  It 
> should not even show the dialog.  Are you sure you don't have a value 
> for "GUI width (px)" and/or "GUI height (px)" other than 800 and 600 
> respectively or 0 (for fullscreen) for both?  If you run X at 800x600, 
> but you don't run Myth fullscreen, you're not running Myth at 800x600.

I think your last sentence is the answer. I run with "0" for both, so 
GUI and TV are equal, BUT I run with Myth *in a window*.

I *will* check what $HOME is set to, but it is probably /root as I run 
the mythbox as root (but a different user for mysql purposes). And root 
*does* have write access to /root/.mythtv...I can easily remove the 
cache sub-dirs and try again.

I will also try it 'not in a window' and see if the cache building 
disappears. But I will likely go back to a window version...too useful.


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