[mythtv-users] Issues with mythfrontend
chris at chrispoole.com
Sun Jul 5 21:05:51 UTC 2009
Thanks for that.
I'm using a default Mythbuntu install, so assumed it would all just be ok,
with sane defaults.
There's no ~/.mythtv/themes directory, but there is a ~/.mythtv/themescache.
I tried changing the permissions of everything in ~/.mythtv to 777 (from
755), in some stretched hope that it might work.
All files in ~/.mythtv/ are owned by my user, 'chris'. I'm not sure where
the frontend is called, will look into it (I'm an Arch user, not
As I say though, it works when connected to a monitor, but not TV. This is
without changing anything in xorg.conf, in fact, this is with nothing in
I don't understand what is going wrong, and can't find anywhere else record
of others having a similar issue.
On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 7:59 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 05 July 2009 12:30:59 Chris Poole wrote:
> > Thanks for the quick reply.
> > This is what mythfrontend.log says:
> > Starting mythfrontend.real..
> > 2009-07-05 19:22:49.217 New DB connection, total: 2
> > 2009-07-05 19:22:49.217 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host:
> > localhost
> > 2009-07-05 19:22:49.218 mythfrontend version: 0.21.20080304-1
> > www.mythtv.org 2009-07-05 19:22:49.218 Enabled verbose msgs: important
> > general
> > 2009-07-05 19:22:51.244 No theme dir: /home/chris/.mythtv/themes/G.A.N.T
> > 2009-07-05 19:22:51.245 Primary screen 0.
> > 2009-07-05 19:22:51.245 Using screen 0, 1024x768 at 0,0
> > 2009-07-05 19:22:51.245 No theme dir: /home/chris/.mythtv/themes/G.A.N.T
> > 2009-07-05 19:22:51.246 Switching to square mode (G.A.N.T)
> > get fences failed: -1
> > param: 6, val: 0
> > 2009-07-05 19:22:51.616 Using the Qt painter
> > 2009-07-05 19:22:51.616 JoystickMenuClient Error: Joystick disabled -
> > Failed to read /home/chris/.mythtv/joystickmenurc
> > 2009-07-05 19:22:51.893 lirc init success using configuration file:
> > /home/chris/.lircrc
> > I searched round and thought deleting ~/.mythtv/themecache or even
> > ~/.mythtv itself might work, but it doesn't.
> > The theme shows, but then immediately freezes as it (I assume) goes to
> > cache the theme images.
> I don't see where deleting ~/.mythtv would do anything but brings things to
> screaching halt.
> I'd investigate if the directory ~/.mythtv/themes/* exists, ir if it has
> incorrect permissions for the frontend to read it or wrote to it.
> Looks like you may be running the frontend as "chris", which is probably
> wrong. Try running the F/E as root and see what happens, just as a test.
> It seems to have found your lirc config file under /home/chris, if other
> configurations are there as well the F/E might have problems finding them.
> At least on my system, things are set up in /home/mythtv, not under my
> personal home directory.
> Brian Wood
> beww at beww.org
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