[mythtv-users] gentoo, latest mythtv - mythfrontend has no text

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 18:44:46 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 2:16 PM, John Drescher<drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 2:07 PM, Erik Hovland<erik at hovland.org> wrote:
>>>>> Rescaling of images happens every single time I upgrade mythtv.
>>>>> John
>>>> Yea, that always happens for me as well.  I'm confused as to why a
>>>> kernel upgrade would cause the frontend to have an issue until the
>>>> image cache was rebuilt...really odd.  I've been through more kernels
>>>> than I can count on that frontend without ever running into that.
>>> I have never seen a kernel update trigger this. And being a gentoo
>>> user, I have had at minimum 50 so kernel upgrades since 2.6.4
>>> (possibly lower than that) and gentoo 2004.0 and my 3 different master
>>> backends over the last 5 years.
>> Consider yourself lucky. I never got around the problem on one frontend.
>> I punted and installed another distro. Which happen to work first shot. I
>> will refrain from mentioning what it is to avoid another divergence from
>> the actual problem.
> I think a big part of this is that I am now what I consider an expert
> at gentoo linux. I have run 30 or so gentoo boxes for 5+ years so if
> and when things break I usually know exactly how to solve the issue.
> --
> John M. Drescher

I feel the same way.  I haven't dealt with that many machines, but
quite a few and for about the same amount of time...my home machine,
my MytTV boxes, my development machines, machines at my job etc.  I've
never had an issue I couldn't resolve, and the more difficult ones
have had nothing to do with Gentoo anyway.  I wouldn't trade it for

I don't actually think my kernel upgrade had anything to do with the
theme cache problem.  The cache may have just simply gotten corrupted
somehow.  In any case, it only took me about 10 minutes to fix.


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