[mythtv-users] VNC launches second mythfrontend

Larry K lunchtimelarry at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 17:24:32 UTC 2005


Yes, this is exactly what I am seeing as well, using Jarod's "power button" 
script. This was causing me all kinds of pain until I finally realized that 
2 instances of mythfrontend were running.

Thanks for the info.

On 4/19/05, gLaNDix (Jesse Kaufman) <glandix at lloydnet.org> wrote:
> 
> >>Here's my theory. If anyone has suggestions on how to avoid this it 
> would
> >>be most welcome.
> >>
> >>I use Jarod's ~/.kde/Autostart/myth-load.sh, which among other things 
> starts
> >>mythfrontend.
> >>Since vnc starts a new KDE session, I think this gets run again for the 
> vnc
> >>session and therefore mythfrontend starts a second time.
> >>
> >>I would think this would be common as I suspect many people use both 
> Jarod's
> >>script and vnc.
> 
> add the following into your myth-load.sh file:
> 
> ---
> MYTH="`ps ax | grep mythfrontend | grep -v grep`"
> 
> if [ ! "$MYTH" ]
> then
> # place all stuff you want to run with mythfrontend here
> /path/to/bin/mythfrontend
> fi
> ---
> 
> that checks for a running mythfrontend process and only executes the
> code inside the if/then if there isn't already a mythfrontend process
> running ...
> 
> -g-
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