[mythtv-users] Window Managers - Success with "ratpoison" instead
adeffs at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 09:34:28 EST 2005
On Sunday 30 October 2005 15:36, Cory Papenfuss wrote:
> >>> Exactly. Ratpoison is the closest thing you can do to run without
> >>> a window manager while still running a window manager. It doesn't draw
> >>> any decorations on the screen. All it does is manage the focus of any
> >>> applications. I tried hard to run without a WM, but mplayer focus
> >>> killed me. I've been ratpoisoning for 18 months now with a raw X
> >>> startup script similar to what you mentioned.... although I may try to
> >>> modify the implementation to use init to respawn. Been thinking about
> >>> that for awhile.
> >>> -Cory
> > have you tried the "-fstype" in mplayer? it should be able to fix any
> > focus issues with whatever WM you use.
> > Steve
> I haven't, but it's something I wasn't aware of... good thing to
> remember in my "bag-o-tricks." I actually have another good reason for
> ratpoison... no monitor (only NTSC television) on the local computer. If
> I need to fix something, I need a terminal. Console mode doesn't work
> (only 480i, not VGA works on the NTSC TV).... so, I use ratpoison to fire
> up an xterm.
> ... and YES, with a decent tvout, a 80x24 xterm is quite readable
> on a TV.
ah, well, there is that too ;-) Do you have another linux computer you could
SSH into your mythtv box with? Minus a network problem you can run anything
from the MythTV box and have it output to the other linux machine.
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