[mythtv-users] Problems with the new Mythbuntu 25.25 theme

Yeechang Lee ylee at pobox.com
Fri Sep 14 02:12:39 UTC 2012

I'm the author of most of the recent changes to the Mythbuntu
theme. (That means blame me, not Thomas Mashos, for anything you don't
like about them.)

F.B. Parker <fbp.mythtv at gmail.com> says:
> 1) Banner/fanart don't show up properly.

Banner fan art was removed; background and cover were
retained. Complete changelogs are available, by the way, at
<URL:https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-mythtv/> (start with
August 2012) and/or the Mythbuntu theme Github at

> 2) No preview shot or program info or the icons for "Commercials are
> flagged", "The program is able to auto-expire", etc., show up as I
> scroll through the shows.

Kingsley Turner wrote:
> My "Watch Recordings" screen jumps around - as if it was trying to
> "slide in" the GUI, and has inky blackness on the bottom 1/3 of the
> screen.

You're both experiencing a bug with how the Qt painter renders the
animation functionality new in 0.25's MythUI, which the just-released
version of the Mythbuntu theme added. (Other themes, like A Forest and
MythMediaStream, also use the animation functionality.) I have two
0.25 frontends I test the theme on of different OSes, architectures, 
and screen sizes, but both use the OpenGL painter. Switch to it at
Setup|Appearances|Paint engine.

> And if the maintainer of this awesome theme is listening: can you
> *please* add the Eye-Of-Sauron "Watched" icon to recordings.

The eye is where it's always been, to the left of the recording
title. I can't explain why you don't see it; the painter doesn't seem
to affect it here.

MythTV FAQ Q: "Cheap frontend/backend?" A: Revo, $200-300 @ Newegg
Q: "Record HD cable/satellite?" A: Hauppauge HD-PVR, $200 @ Newegg
Q: "Can't change Live TV channels w/multirec!" A: Hit NEXTCARD key
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