[mythtv-users] Keeping frontend running?

JEDIDIAH jedi at mishnet.org
Mon Nov 30 15:44:51 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 08:58:06AM -0600, Johnny Walker wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 8:37 AM, Mike Dent <mcdent at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've noticed as I've been tinkering with my new frontend on an Acer
> > Revo using Mythbuntu 9.10, that it has crashed out back to the desktop
> > on a few occasions, mainly
> > as I have been playing with the mythvideo settings.
> > How are others dealing with this?
> > Is it safe script which you are using to call the mythfrontend process?
> >
> > When this happens I have to get up, and start it with the mouse
> > manually, not ideal for 'the other arf' :)

    I would think that mythbuntu would have you set up with auto login and
an X session setup where you would log out of X if mythfrontend terminates.
If you frontend terminates, it should be going back to GDM and then logging
back in (auto login) as mythtv and starting the frontend back up.

> I haven't done this in a while, but you can run lircd and have it
> start the mythfrontend when it receives the correct key press.
> I think you can get several ideas here :
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Frontend_Loading_Script

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