[mythtv-users] [ATrpms-users] mythtv - can't start setup or frontend

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 09:48:09 UTC 2009

> when i try to crank up either mythtv-setup or mythfrontend, they just
> hang with empty windows.  no text, no buttons, no icons.
> does anyone know how to get past this problem?
Best step is to start mythfrontend from a terminal, or with logging
enabled, and look for error messages.

You could guess it might be a theme or painter issue, and try

mythfrontend -O themepainter=qt


mythfrontend -O themepainter=OpenGL

or try to force one of the generic themes

mythfrontend --help

But you might have an Xorg problem, or file permissions or .....

.. so best look at the logfile.

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