[mythtv-users] How to start X correctly for MythTV
dave at theansells.com
Sun May 22 19:43:59 UTC 2005
> This was initially a question of why I couldn't get keys to work with
> mplayer (the dvd player used inMythTV).
> I have installed MythTV using a minimal install of FC3 (choose
> custom->minimal when installing) because I want the leanest possible
> I have MythTV working otherwise which means that I have set up the
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf correctly (or so I believe).
> I am not using twm (the X-window manager) because MythTV is the only
> application using the screen.
> When I choose "Play DVD" the DVD starts playing - good - but the keyboard
> is not recognized by the mplayer. I first thought that was an error in
> mplayer, but a nice guy on this list made me aware of that it might be a
> focus problem.
> At the moment I have a very simple start-up sequence. I just start X, then
> mythbackend and finally mythfrontend. Works fine.
> If I start twm, then twm will make mplayer launch a new window to be
> positioned. Then it will fail, so obviously I am missing something.
> What are the options here? Can it work without twm? I guess so, but what
> say you ???
I am running without window manager also.
I found the same problem with mplayer - it is a focus issue.
I switched to xine which works fine. It is also better for dvds as it can
play dvd menus which mplayer cannot.
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