[mythtv-users] text terminal as a part of myth?

Ian Barton lists at manor-farm.org
Mon Oct 12 13:45:34 UTC 2009

>>>> Has anyone incorporated a text terminal into myth?  I'm looking for an
>>>> xtext term that can be used to do some simple tasks.  I have a machine that
>>>> only does X, and I need an "Operator console" to do some occasional
>>>> maintenance, so I'd like to invoke it from the setup menu, have it pop up
>>>> full screen, and, most importantly, I have to be able to configure the text
>>>> size so it's legible on a low-res TV.
>>>> I figure I can adapt xterm if I need to but I'm wondering if anyone has
>>>> done something like this.
>>> EXEC xterm -fs 20
>>> perhaps?
>> I used konsole as the terminal program as it is easy to set to use a
>> big font so it fills the screen. I used a mouse and keyboard on my
>> mythbox to make a konsole window full screen, set it to a nice colour
>> scheme, made the font large, got rid of the menus, scrolbar and status
>> line, then saved it as "default" settings. (NB I don't use this box as
>> a desktop, so the fact that konsole is now set to dreadful defaults
>> for daily use doesn't worry me). One option here might be to set
>> konsole's background to be something from your favourite myth theme).
>> Then set a menu button to run konsole
> Although ssh from my laptop is easier and gives more characters per
> line. It doesn't require the frontend to have a keyboard.

Depending on your window manager you mght want to try Guake, or the KDE 
equivalent Yakuake. You can make these open up full screen using a hot 
key. I use Terminus X Fonts, which are specifically designed for terminals.


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