[mythtv-users] Mythtv/liveTV fades to grey....
FlyMyPG at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 01:33:34 UTC 2010
On 01/25/2010 03:56 PM, Nick Rout wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 12:49 PM, David Watkins<watkinshome at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2010/1/21 plainfaceboy<plainfaceboy at hotmail.com>:
>>> I've finally set up my UK Mythtv system and after a bit of fiddling have
>>> generally got things working.
>>> I've not tested everything fully, but I've got a few niggles with LiveTV.
>>> Quite often (it seems mainly when it's not been on long) it fades to black
>>> and white and although the TV continues to play I can't do anything - I'm
>>> assuming maybe the backend is busy but wouldn't expect it to happen as often
>>> as it does? Sometimes happens on the menus too, not just liveTV.
>> I've seen the "fading to B&W" on my netbook running Ubuntu. Not with
>> mythtv, but with other apps, and I think it corresponds to my wireless
>> network dropping out.
>> I've assumed it's Ubuntu's version of Microsoft's "(Window Not
>> Responding)" indication. After a few seconds the windows pops back to
>> So this might not be a MythTV problem.
> I have seen it too but I always thought it was to do with the system
> being overloaded.
I suspect Gnome fades GUI apps to gray when they go too long without
checking for user input (from the X11 event queue), and/or don't update
the GUI. There are many reasons an app may take a while to check for
input or do an update.
I don't know if any of the other Ubuntu window managers (KDE, XFCE,
etc.) have this behavior. If they do, then it could be an X11 setting
that Ubuntu configures, rather than being WM-specific.
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