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

Erik Hovland erik at hovland.org
Sat Jun 27 15:44:12 UTC 2009

> When you say "latest mythtv" do you mean trunk?  I'm running
> 0.21-fixes rev 20500 under Gentoo with pretty close to the most recent
> stable Gentoo packages: x11-base/xorg-server-1.5.3-r6,
> 2.6.28-gentoo-r5 kernel etc.  I have no such problem.

Sorry, late night. But no excuse. I am running the 0.21, r19961 on both frontends. Both have xorg-server 1.5.3-r6 and kernel 2.6.27-gentoo-r8. But one is x86 while the other is amd64 (also the backend).

> What upgrades did you recently merge?

The xorg-server and the necessary input drivers. But so far reverting to xorg-server 1.3.0 did not yield any good results.

I doubt this is mythtv. All of my searches show that the problem lies elsewhere but mythtv exposes it.

The symptom to state more clearly is that after mythfrontend launches I see the image caching progress and then the screen only has the theme background. The Xorg log does not have any (EE) entries and running -v most on the frontend does not turn up anything except that the mythweather jobs don't start like they normally would.



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