[mythtv-users] Cannot select menu options
james at ultratans.com
Thu Jan 29 18:47:20 UTC 2009
On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 19:50 -0800, Allen Edwards wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 3:01 AM, Matthew <m.mythtv at grojguys.com>
> On 1/28/2009 12:46 AM, Ma Begaj wrote:
> > 2009/1/28 Allen Edwards <allen.p.edwards at gmail.com>:
> > > A couple of times a day for about a week I get strange behavior in the
> > > menus. For example, when you exit a show and want to delete it you
> > > right click and a menu shows up. This menu has options like play,
> > > edit, delete, and others I don't remember. One entry is normally
> > > highlighted and you can move the selection up or down with the arrow
> > > keys. What happens is that nothing is highlighted and you can't make
> > > anything highlight and hitting enter does nothing. I have to escape
> > > out then go back in at which point all is well.
> > >
> > > I searched the archives and find nothing. Anyone have a clue?
> > >
> > >
> > this usually happens when you do not use any window manager.
> > if you do something like autologin
> > (http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Frontend_Auto_Login
> > ), you maybe forgot to
> > use window manager. which one do you use? maybe try another one.
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> Yes, I had the same problem, and indeed the problem was no
> window manager, as Ma Begaj suggested.
> Well, that is probably it. Not too long ago, with the help of this
> list, I did change my configuration. I have an LCD screen that gets
> the ubuntu desktop and a SVideo TV that gets mythfrontend. If I close
> Mythfrontend, I am left with this odd blue desktop with some kind of
> animal in the center with the letters KFCE.
> Is there something I should do or do I live with it. I want the
> normal desktop on the LCD so I can do system level things, call up
> mythweb, and firefox there.
Might those letters be XFCE? XFCE is the lightweight desktop environment
that Mythbuntu uses. It is also available on Ubuntu and Xubuntu. Maybe
the window manager for XFCE just needs to be told to handle windows on
the second display?
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