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

Jon Boehm boehm100 at comcast.net
Wed Mar 14 17:57:15 UTC 2007

The difference in our situations is that you have two GPUs and thus two x
sessions.  I only have one GPU on a nVidia 6200 and one X session and two
SUB displays.


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I used for almost a year two X session on two displays : one on my PVR
350 and one on a ati 9600 pro with the free ati driver for daily
desktop usage. My computer is a combined frontend / backend / desktop
computer. When I wanted to watch recordings, I press a button on my
remote control and the displays switched between the first X to the
2nd and vice versa.
I used chvt in my script to switch from vt 7 to vt 9. I never get into
trouble when running 2 mythfrontend at the same time on the same

Hope this helps

On 3/11/07, Robin Neatherway <robthebob at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/11/07, Jon Boehm <boehm100 at comcast.net> wrote:
> > How would the problem manifest? I'm be doing dual screen thing for two
> > and have not noticed any problem.  I'm not using opengl for the paint
> > engine.  I like the snap of the basic engine.  I'm not into waiting for
> > fades.
> If you can watch video on both fine, then I guess you don't have a
> problem. As an example from the gentoo-wiki article:
> "Hardware that can only be used on one display at a time (eg: video
> overlays, hardware accelerated RGB overlays), and which consequently
> cannot be used at all when in TwinView, can be exposed on the first X
> screen when each display is a separate X screen."
> Xv scaling acceleration can typically only be used on a single screen at
> Robin
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