[mythtv-users] Keeping frontend running?

JEDIDIAH jedi at mishnet.org
Mon Nov 30 17:47:27 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 09:29:41AM -0700, Travis Tabbal wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 8:46 AM, Johnny Walker <johnnyjboss at gmail.com>wrote:
> >
> > Sadly no - in Mythbuntu when you ext mythfrontend you are left on the
> > xfce desktop.
> >
> Can anyone suggest a script or something we can use to get that behavior
> though? That would be nice. I also ran into a similiar issue yesterday. The

...you should just be able to put mythfrontend last in your xsession/xinitrc
file and have that generate the behavior you want. That last program is 
usually your Window Manager but it can be anything really.

   When that process does, so does your X session.

> frontend refused to start because the time was off compared to the server. I
> can certainly see why they should match, but can't the frontend app just
> update the time? Even if it's just a one time thing, I don't think we need
> to build NTP into Myth, but a quick time update to match the server
> shouldn't be a big deal. I do have NTP installed, but it does take some time
> to get synced up. It would also be nice if it would show an error message
> rather than crashing out. A user shouldn't need to go find the logfile to
> know why the frontend app didn't load.
> For the time case, I suppose I could add a call to ntpdate if the FE dies
> before dropping back to gdm if I had a script that would do that.

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