[mythtv-users] Do you build mythtv from source, and why?
mythtv at rtr.ca
Tue Mar 29 19:48:48 UTC 2011
On 11-03-29 02:09 PM, Neil Cooper wrote:
> All the patches you mention sound very useful. Would you consider releasing
> them into the wild somehow? (c) and (e) are particularly annoying for me and
> its great you have fixes. I really miss the old options that used to exist
> whereby you could specify the EPG size and the OSD timeouts.
Some day I might clean up the left-right arrow key patches
so that get done with a new "wrapstyle", allowing themes to
choose (or not) to use them for in/out navigation like so
many other devices do (and like Mythtv used to do).
For now, those are too hacky to send upstream.
But I will make all of my hacks available on request
for others who might want to improve their WAF. :)
These are all very specific to the Mythbuntu theme,
and are untested with other themes.
I have placed the two you asked for onto my webserver
at rtr.ca/mythtv_patches so feel free to nab them from there.
No README, no explanations, just the patches.
>>> (c) enlarge the EPG to have more rows/columns on my 1080p screens.
>>> (e) shorten the OSD timeouts, so they don't cover up playback for as long.
> BTW I set my box exactly the same to powerup-on-demand as you do.
> I can't seem to get mythwelcome to not launch the frontend even when the box
> is woken up automatically though, so I have to either disable the
> fronted-autostart function entirely or accept the box not shutting itself
> down after an automatic recording.
> Did you happen to encounter the same problem? and even possibly find a fix?
I first got this working on mythtv-0.18, long before I was ever
aware that something called mythwelcome existed.
So my setup does not use mythwelcome.
Instead, it just boots to the desktop, and records whatever,
and then shuts down again after 5 minutes of inactivity
(assuming the next recording doesn't start for at least 35 minutes).
If I want to view stuff, I power on the box (if not already on),
and then hit the "Power" button on my (hauppauge) remote control
to start up mythfrontend.
When I eventually exit from mythfrontend, the desktop reappears
(with a nice background image of my OTA antenna arrays),
and it sits there and decides whether to power off or not as normal.
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