[mythtv-users] mythwelcome + mythfrontend + fluxbox
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Jul 21 08:50:17 UTC 2021
On 20/07/2021 17:01, Leo Butler via mythtv-users wrote:
> Doug Lytle <support at drdos.info> writes:
>> On 7/18/21 2:17 PM, Bob wrote:
>>> I liked the hypothesis here and I gave it a try. Seemed very
>>> promising at first because the "Waiting for Database" message was on
>>> the screen (which had not happened before).
>>> Unfortunately, once the database connection was made I could not see
>>> the frontend anymore. I am someone stumped.
>> Wouldn't it be better for fluxbox to start mythwelcome?
> Yes. Your ~/.fluxbox/startup file should look like:
> # fluxbox startup-script:
> # Lines starting with a '#' are ignored.
> # Applications you want to run with fluxbox.
> # MAKE SURE THAT APPS THAT KEEP RUNNING HAVE AN ''&'' AT THE END.
> mythwelcome & # or mythfrontend &
> # And last but not least we start fluxbox.
> # Because it is the last app you have to run it with ''exec'' before it.
> exec fluxbox
> # or if you want to keep a log:
> # exec fluxbox -log "/home/work/.fluxbox/log"
> I use fluxbox as my window manager on all my work and almost all
> personal linux machines (and have done so for about 15 years with
> occasional tries with other small wms).
> Ahh. The arch wiki has a page for everything!
I might add that it is customary in scripts like this to specify the full path to the executable, to
avoid obscure problems. It doesn't hurt, anyway.
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