[mythtv-users] Way to turn off opengl via command line (.20)?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Sep 23 19:47:32 UTC 2006
On 09/23/06 15:31, Allan Risk wrote:
>>> I had to do this last night. I THINK it's: mythfrontend -O
>>Exactly. And you can easily run it with this option only when using VNC
>>to get the best of both worlds.
>Could you elaborate on this please.
>I currently have vnc setup to connect to the same display as seen on the TV
>This has worked great so far, but it is necessary to leave opengl off.
I can't elaborate on the VNC part (because I don't use it), but here's
what I do...
In the mythfrontend settings, I enabled the OpenGL theme painter. When
I start mythfrontend normally (i.e. in the script that's run when X
starts), I just say "mythfrontend >> /home/mythtv/log/mythfrontend.log
2>&1" and get a beautiful OpenGL display. When I redisplay over ssh, I
use "mythfrontend -O ThemePainter=qt" (possibly with logging) and get a
fast display without OpenGL--even at 1280x1024.
(However, it's far more common for me to run mythtv-setup over SSH--also
with the "-O ThemePainter=qt" option--since I can't do video playback
over SSH, and I pretty much only use MythTV and MythStream (the latter
of which doesn't require any display).)
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