[mythtv-users] Gnome + MythTv + Beryl problem with full screen

Janne Kalliokorpi janne.kalliokorpi at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 07:09:56 UTC 2007

Michael T. Dean wrote:

>On 03/20/2007 02:23 AM, Janne Kalliokorpi wrote:
>>Mark Kendall wrote:
>>>On 3/18/07, Janne Kalliokorpi <janne.kalliokorpi at gmail.com> wrote: 
>>>>Hi all, I'm running Ubuntu 6.10 with Linux desktop (gnome), mythtv
>>>>frontedn and  mythtv backend. I just recently installed Beryl and I have
>>>>to say I love the damn thing :) There's just one problem, myth frontend
>>>>won't load in "fullscreen" anymore. No matter what I try, there's always
>>>>the top and the bottom panels showing on top of the myth frontend.. For
>>>>example totem and mplayer doesn't have this problem when initiating the
>>>This has been covered recently:-
>>Yes, this is a solution if you are using KDE, but I haven't found this 
>>"Allow other windows to cover the panel" in Gnome. Am I just being 
>>blind ? :)
>No.  You're just making other people do the search for you.  
>http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/239570#239570  It 
>wasn't even hard to think of the search terms--"GNOME beryl" (no quotes).
>Oh, and this is in NO way, whatsoever, a Myth issue (so please stop all 
>the me-too posts on #3109).  If the WM doesn't let Myth use the full 
>screen and the user wants Myth to use the full screen, whose fault is 
>it?  (I'll give you a hint, it's either the WM or the user's fault, and 
>we've all heard the saying, "The customer is always right.")
>If you don't like the hacks already mentioned on the list, my 
>recommendation is to switch WM's.  And, even if you don't mind the hacks 
>and want to continue using Beryl, I highly recommend dumping GNOME (or 
>for others, KDE) and using the WM without a desktop environment.  If 
>you're really looking for something to use up those resources on your 
>computer, why not BOINC instead of a DE.  BOINC also has the benefit 
>that it only uses otherwise unused resources--whereas GNOME and KDE use 
>up resources that your other apps can often benefit from having.
>mythtv-users mailing list
>mythtv-users at mythtv.org
Well, for your information, I tried to find something like this for 
several hours before I gave up. So thank you for the hint, I'll have to 
try that today.

And you know, I have no idea what you mean by "me-too posts on #3109". I 
can only assume that you think that I have spammed some place called 
#3109 (list, forum, irc channel, no idea what you are talking about..) 
with this question. Well, I can assure you that I have sent two (2) 
posts about this matter to this mailing list and nowhere else.

Personally, I'm really not interested whos fault it is that I have those 
damn panels. I'm just an end user who wants to look mythtv on fullscreen 
and I thought that one could ask help with this kind of things in this 
particular mailing list. Apparently I thought wrong.

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