[mythtv-users] Themes - come out wherever you are
mythtv at sky.com
Sun Oct 15 08:54:13 UTC 2017
On 15/10/17 00:56, Barry Martin wrote:
> Hi Folks!
> In a nutshell I've lost most of my Themes -- the ones like Steppes,
> Retro-wide, Childish, etc., which provide a backdrop and the
> appearance of the TV show selection menu and other menus. (Found out
> in my Googling there are many type of 'themes'.) This has happened on
> most if not all of the Frontends here, so possibly a bug or I'm just
> consistently doing something wrong. Found the files are supposed to
> be in/usr/share/mythtv/themes or (home directory) /.mythtv/themes
> . If the theme is listed in Setup> Theme Chooser it's in one of those
> directories. If it used to be and 'disappeared' I've not been able to
> find it anywhere: not Trash, not some random directory.
> Latest issue was I created a new Frontend. Originally had these
> Themes listed:
> 1. A Forest 2.2
> 2. Arclight 28.1
> 3. Blue Abstract 1.12
> 4. Childish 25.1
> 5. LCARS 1.0
> 6. Monochrome 1.91
> 7. MythAeonNox 28.5
> 8. Mythbuntu 28.21
> 9. Mythbuntu-classic 26.22
> 10. MythCenter 1.3
> 11. MythCenter-wide 1.7
> 12. MythCenterXMAS-wide 1.5
> 13. MythMediaStream Redux 28.1
> 14. Readability 0.5
> 15. Retro-wide 1.1
> 16. Steppes 28.6
> 17. Steppes-narrow 28.4
> 18. Terra 1.4
> 19. TintedGlass 4.56
> 20. TransBlue 1.0
> 21. Willi 2.28
> Select Steppes 28.6 ==> downloads, goes to Terra. Reselect Theme
> Chooser, now only:
> 1. MythCenter 1.3
> 2. MythCenter-wide 1.7
> 3. Steppes 28.6
> 4. Terra 1.4
> Exited, rebooted, LIS tried to find with the 'find' command... Haven't
> been able to find a live repository (?) where can download a Themes
> Package (correct terminology?). Have found where I can download some
> of the Themes but not all.
> BTW, running 0.28. LIS this missing Themes problem is on all of my
> Frontends of various brands, home-made, 32- and 64 bit.....
> So the questions are what do I do to restore the Themes and what do I
> do to keep from loosing them again?
What version of MythTV are you using? I seem to remember some problems
were fixed in this area recently but you will have to update to a fairly
recent version to get them.
There are two sets of themes the default ones MythCenter,
MythCenter-wide and Tera which should be in /usr/share/mythtv/themes
And then there are the user installed ones which will be placed in the
theme directory in MythTV's config directory which is normally
$HOME/.mythtv. You can see exactly what it is in the frontend log you
will see a line that starts with "Using configuration directory ="
followed by the directory it's using.
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