[mythtv-users] ATI card ThemePainter to opengl not working

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun May 22 21:41:46 UTC 2011

On 05/22/2011 11:14 AM, Thomas Dobrowolski wrote:
> 2011/1/29 Achim Hofmann
>> I encountered the same problem you described with point three after
>> switching the theme painter to OpenGL. Based on a similar problem I had
>> with my old Radeon 7000 and MythTV 0.21, I reduced the resolution used
>> for the GUI display by 2 pixels for high and width. (In my case I
>> reduced from 1024x768 to 1022x766) Now the menu pages are displayed as
>> expected again.
>> Please try and let us know if this solves your problem, too.
> Unbeliveable - that worked for me. I have a HD 3200 with the
> fglrx(2:8.723.1-0ubuntu5) driver and I had always the problem with the
> opengl themepainter (menus and tv did not appear, no error messages). I
> tried to set the resolution 2 pixels lower in the settings and it worked.
> The only problem is that mythtv does not run in fullscreen mode then - the
> xfce taskbar (mythbuntu) is always visible. That solution is sadly not the
> best - I think I will still have to go with the -O UIPainter=Qt solution :\
> Summary: OpenGL ->  No menus and no tv unless you set the resolution 2 pixels
> less ->  but no fullscreen then
> Qt ->  works only with "-O UIPainter=Qt" solution
> Does anyone know a better way to fix that problem?

The best solution is to get working video drivers or to fix your WM and 
tell it to put mythfrontend on the top-most layer.

You can also try the "for-broken-AMD-video-drivers" hack, too:


(and, if that doesn't work, throw in another line before starting 
mythfrontend with:


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