[mythtv-users] Considering MythTV: Some very basic questions

Gene Horodecki geneh at shaw.ca
Thu Jan 17 00:43:48 UTC 2008

I need something that works as an appliance with a menu.. Something I can
turn on and it's there.  No signing in, no mounting, and no navigating
directories.  If you know something else that can fill my needs other then
Freevo and MythTV please do tell!

Right now Freevo fills my needs nicely except it's no mistake.  Freevo has
zero mouse support.  I can move the cursor around but not select anything
with it.  I asked on their mailing list and it was a fact.  It's made to
work with remotes.

jedi at mishnet.org wrote:
>> Hi there.  I currently have Freevo installed on my laptop and have it
>> up so it connects to my media shares and starts the app when it detects
>> s-video connection on boot.  My problem is that I have tried and failed
>> get Freevo to work with my presentation mouse, which is what I planed to
> ...it seems like more than anything else you have a mouse problem.
> What you are asking about is fairly mundane for either Freevo or
> MythTV. Mouse support seems to be lacking. That's probably a Linux
> problem and has nothing to do Freevo in particular.
> Without knowing the mouse in question, it's hard to say.
>> use because I have it already and don't need to buy another remote.  I
>> don't want to use my setup for a TV feed at all.  I have the following
>> requirements:
>> - Controllable via a multimedia presentation mouse
>> - Show xvid from a samba share, menus to navigate contents
>> - Show slide shows from an image share, menus to navigate
>> - Play music through a share, menus to navigate
>> Could someone please tell me if MythTV would fit the bill for me?
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