[mythtv-users] Is "killall mythfrontend" safe?

Robin Neatherway robthebob at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 11:51:02 UTC 2007

On 3/9/07, Larry Sanderson <larry.sanderson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Friday 09 March 2007 17:07, Jon Boehm wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a dual display setup (tv, projector).  I'm setting up a script to
> > switch between them.  Is it safe to use "killall mythfrontend"? Or is there
> > a better way that does not involve seeing the other screen?
> The way I chose to go (probably not common) is to set up each display device
> as a separate X screen.  (see:
> http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Dual_Monitors#Non-TwinView)
> The plan is to have 2 instances of myth f/e running - one on each display -
> and just turn on the one that I am using.  I have not actually tested this
> yet, but it sounded promising to me :-)
> Speaking of which, is there any reason why 2 instances of the frontend can't
> run on one system?

Is there a possibility of running into problems with video overlay
only being available on one screen? I know older versions of the ATI
binary driver had an option to switch it between screens (not multiple
X servers) but this was removed some time ago.

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