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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Nov 3 10:05:09 UTC 2009

On 11/03/2009 04:48 AM, David Watkins wrote:
>> 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

The -O settings overrides are case-sensitive.  To override the Theme 
Painter use:

mythfrontend -O ThemePainter=qt

> or
> mythfrontend -O themepainter=OpenGL

and not only are the settings names case-sensitive, but so are the 
settings values:

mythfrontend -O ThemePainter=opengl

> or try to force one of the generic themes

That shouldn't be a problem with r22592 or higher.  If using a 0.22rc1 
or an older 0.22-fixes build, though, it could be an issue.

> mythfrontend --help
> But you might have an Xorg problem, or file permissions or .....
> .. so best look at the logfile.

also see http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/399371#399371


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