[mythtv-users] Popup menus occasionally unresponsive with LIRC
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Jan 7 01:41:35 UTC 2006
Pekka Jääskeläinen wrote:
>On 1/5/06, David Ellis <david at ellisonline.ca> wrote:
>>This problem is most noticeable after playing a video in Xine (for me
>This problem is not connected to Xine fully (although I know the long-standing
>focus bug of Xine which is also very annoying). I've experienced this
>randomly since I started using MythTV (around 1-2 years ago).
Right. It can happen with any external (non-Myth) application that
creates a window.
>Now I also get this problem in my dedicated MythFrontend box which hasn't
>any window manager running at all - I just start MythFrontend as the
>in the X server.
>This is quite an annoying problem, I'll try to debug it somehow (by attaching to
>the mythfrontend process with gdb) when it occurs again.
Hmmm. So you're saying you have focus problems when you're not using a
Window Manager (one purpose of which is to manage window focus). That
is annoying. ;)
(I highly recommend you use a window manager...)
>There's also even more annoying problem with the dedicated box:
>when I get 'back' from the recordings menu (try to get to the main
>menu) the whole mythfrontend disappears sometimes. I get the classic X server
>background with mouse cursor centered in it, and there's no way out of
>the state without remotely restarting mythfrontend or reseting the box (I don't
>have keyboard nor mouse connected to the box).
Sounds like mythfrontend is segfaulting (and, depending on your
configuration, may not be cleaned up properly, so X doesn't realize it's
>This problem might have something to do with the problem in topic, or
>not, as I'm not sure
>if the "mythfrontend" just gets "minimized/totally out of focus"
>somehow. Sounds pretty
Very unlikely (especially since without a WM, there is no concept of
>I'm not running the latest SVN, though, but a revision from around June '05.
This may have been during a period where the segfault after exiting a
recording was common. It's still possible now, but much less common.
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