[mythtv-users] GL problem in Mythfrontend after Firefox/ BBC iPlayer crash

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Thu Jul 9 06:14:51 UTC 2009

Matt Beadon wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 7:04 AM, John Pilkington <J.Pilk at tesco.net 
> <mailto:J.Pilk at tesco.net>> wrote:
>     Using another Mythbox as a guide I was able to step through the
>     menus to select Qt instead of Open GL. Reselecting OpenGL produced a
>     usable system again, but I'll probably use Qt until the other
>     problems are resolved.
>     Have other people had success with the BBC/Adobe systems on a 64-bit
>     system (mine is FC10 with Yeechang's modified 0.21 fixes), and, more
>     urgently, can anyone suggest a less cumbersome way of recovering
>     from the QGL 'invalid context'?  Changing the OpenGL Settings in the
>     nVidia utility didn't help.
> Regarding your qt/opengl issues: I had similar problems with menus 
> following a system crash (caused by HVR-2250). 
> Try launching frontend with "mythfrontend -O ThemePainter=qt ..." to 
> force qt if your menus disappear.  See this thread for more details:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/387405

Of course!! - I've used the -O switch before - and I should have 
searched before posting.  Thanks anyway :-)
> AFAIK there's not much benefit to using opengl until 0.22.
> As for the rest I'm afraid I can't help.
> Matt

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