[mythtv-users] MythWelcome missing start frontend button

gacmb5 gacmb5 gacmb5 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 18:52:45 UTC 2012

On 20/07/2012 20:18, gacmb5 gacmb5 wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> hard-coded.

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.



Thanks John,

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.)

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list