[mythtv-users] Keeping frontend running?

Johnny Walker johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 15:46:59 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 9:44 AM, JEDIDIAH <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> 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.

Sadly no - in Mythbuntu when you ext mythfrontend you are left on the
xfce desktop.

>> 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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