[mythtv-users] MythWelcome missing start frontend button
gacmb5 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 18:52:45 UTC 2012
On 20/07/2012 20:18, gacmb5 gacmb5 wrote:
> My MythWelcome (0.25 from Mythbuntu 12.04) is missing the "Start
> Frontend" button. It is showing the text, and if I press the OK button
> on the remote, the frontend is started but there is no visual button
> anymore (like my previous Mythtv 0.22 did). Because it takes one or
> tho seconds to actually see the frontend starting, you'll end up
> pressing the remote control again, and again because it looks like
> mythtv missed the IR signal.
> Is there a way to get this button (of some other visual feedback) back?
This is a problem with the Mythbuntu theme, I think. You could try
changing your frontend to a different theme then restarting mythwelcome
(mythwelcome will then use the same theme as mythfrontend). There are a
few bugs with the mythbuntu theme, unfortunately.
> Another MythWelcome question: I have 4 tuners. The status is displayed
> one after another. I don't want to wait 60! seconds to see the status
> of all tuners. Is it possible to configure MythWelcome to display the
> status of ALL the tuners on the page, without looping through them one
> at the time (there is plenty of room on the screen). Or is this
I agree it would be nice to use a bit more space showing more
simultaneous tuners. I think the current method is hard-wired into
mythwelcome so cannot be easily changed by tweaking a theme for example.
Just in case you're not aware, you can see the status of all your tuners
on one screen in mythfrontend System Status screen, or on mythweb.
I tried another theme but it had the same issue, and I didn't like the
theme very much. Mythbuntu theme is very clean. I've created a
workaround for this issue:
Now I use a small mythfrontend script, that displays an onscreen
message and then starts the real frontend:
First install the dzen2 package
# apt-get install dzen2
then run the mythwelcome setup and change the frontend startup line:
# mythwelcome --setup
mythfrontend command: /usr/local/bin/mythfrontend_osd
Create a little script:
echo "Starting Frontend..." | dzen2 -p 1 -x 600 -y 400 -fg yellow -tw 200
If you tweak the font, color and location (dzen2 has a lot of
options), it can be positioned where it's the most convenient and
intuitive. This is just a small example.
I will add the full documentation to my wiki which shows w.i.p. from
my mythtv installation (asrockion.wiki.zoho.com)
(About the status pages, yes I know the're there but MythWelcome is
the first thing that shows up, so it would be nice the have an
overview there as well.)
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