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Still no mythwelcome!
Hi,

Have I discovered a bug, or mearly a not noticed program?
Is this an issue with mythwelcome and Xv? Something is going very
wrong of the display of the program.

I am using the xv-enabled X driver for the PVR-350 card.

/Fredrik

On 2/20/06, Fredrik Karlsson <dargosch@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Am I the ony one having this problem, or perhaps one of the few people
> having discovered this excellent program ;-)
>
> I would appreciate any help I could get in this. I think this error is
> SO STRANGE!
>
> /Fredrik
>
> On 2/19/06, Fredrik Karlsson <dargosch@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi again,
> >
> > Sorry to answer my own post, but I have more information that might
> > help someone out there figure out what is wrong.
> >
> > From the xterm I started up as a part of the startup process, I issued:
> >
> > # mythwelcome 2>&1 |tee start
> >
> > After this, of course, I got a frozen screen. However, after having
> > restarted X, I had this information in the 'start' file:
> > # cat start
> > 2006-02-19 20:18:32.766 Using runtime prefix = /usr
> > 2006-02-19 20:18:32.796 New DB connection, total: 1
> > 2006-02-19 20:18:32.801 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
> > 2006-02-19 20:18:32.804 Total desktop dim: 720x576, with 1 screen[s].
> > 2006-02-19 20:18:32.865 Using screen 0, 720x576 at 0,0
> > 2006-02-19 20:18:32.899 Total desktop dim: 720x576, with 1 screen[s].
> > 2006-02-19 20:18:32.921 Using screen 0, 720x576 at 0,0
> > 2006-02-19 20:18:32.935 Switching to square mode (MythCenter)
> > 2006-02-19 20:18:33.240 Joystick disabled.
> >
> > So, absolutelly no error messages! Strange! Where does the program go?
> >
> >
> > /Fredrik
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 2/19/06, Fredrik Karlsson <dargosch@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > HI,
> > >
> > > I feel that I have to add something to my description of hte problem.
> > > I get X starting on a PVR-350 with the xdriver loaded ok. So, if I
> > > start an xterm automatically, the way I used to start mythfrontend on
> > > previous versions of MythTV, I get the xterm on the screen.
> > >
> > > However, if I remove the startup of xterm and add startup of
> > > mythwelcome instead, I get a short flicker of the frontend starting up
> > > (I see some of the colour od the theme I am using) and then I get a
> > > black screen that is frozen. Normally, evilwm givs me the ability to
> > > start an xterm through ctrl-enter when there is nothing on the screen,
> > > but this does not work when having started mythwelcome. This is
> > > indicates, to me, that the program is running. has focus, but does not
> > > show anything. 'top' on a remote console confirms this.
> > >
> > > The same thing happen if i start mythwelcome using irexec and the
> > > remote or from an xterm.
> > > It worked one time, and then it stopped working.
> > >
> > > Any ideas on how I find the reason for my troubles?
> > >
> > > /Fredrik
> > >
> > > On 2/19/06, Christopher Friend <christopher_friend@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > > > Wow, didn't know this existed. Is there some way of either putting that
> > > > screen, or putting the info from in on something like a desktop background,
> > > > or just something that doesn't take over the whole screen when you click on
> > > > it (but not a window, something fullsize...)?
> > > >
> > > > and err.. to the guy who asked the question... you probably know more about
> > > > it than myself, but have you tried putting /usr/bin/mythwelcome into
> > > > /home/user/.kde/Autostart ? That's where I put /usr/bin/mythfrontend and it
> > > > worked fine.
> > > >
> > > > As a side note, something i just figured out:
> > > >
> > > > mythfrontend && shutdown -h now
> > > >
> > > > :o) neat. now i can go to sleep without having to get up and shut the thing
> > > > down :o)
> > > >
> > > > Christopher
> > > >
> > > > ====================
> > > > www.inaudible.co.uk/nuvexport
> > > > ====================
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > _______________________________________________
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> > > > mythtv-users@mythtv.org
> > > > http://mythtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/mythtv-users
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > My Gentoo + PVR-350 + IVTV + MythTV blog is on
> > > http://gentoomythtv.blogspot.com/
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> > My Gentoo + PVR-350 + IVTV + MythTV blog is on
> > http://gentoomythtv.blogspot.com/
> >
>
>
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>


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Re: Still no mythwelcome! [ In reply to ]
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fredrik Karlsson" <dargosch@gmail.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users@mythtv.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 1:27 PM
Subject: [mythtv-users] Still no mythwelcome!


>Hi,

>Have I discovered a bug, or mearly a not noticed program?
>Is this an issue with mythwelcome and Xv? Something is going very
>wrong of the display of the program.

>I am using the xv-enabled X driver for the PVR-350 card.

>/Fredrik

>On 2/20/06, Fredrik Karlsson <dargosch@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Am I the ony one having this problem, or perhaps one of the few people
>> having discovered this excellent program ;-)
>>
>> I would appreciate any help I could get in this. I think this error is
>> SO STRANGE!
>>
>> /Fredrik
>>

<snip>

All I can say is it works for me :-) I use it all the time on my production box and
I know of several other people who use it with no problems. Not sure if any of them
use a PVR-350 for output though.

Can you get mythfrontend to run using your PVR-350 as output. Mythwelcome
uses a single MythThemedDialog that are also used in mythfrontend so there should
be no difference in running mythwelcome or mythfrontend.

Sorry I don't have a clue why it isn't working for you but here are a few random things
that you may not know or you can try.

One thing that may not be obvious is that by default when mythwelcome starts it
checks to see whether it was started automatically (because a recording is about to start)
or manually. If it thinks it was started manually it will then start the frontend. You can change
this behavior on the settings page (press INFO). Maybe something is going wrong when
trying to start the frontend?

Your original message said something about not being able to start an xterm using Ctrl-Enter
in your window manager. There's an hidden feature in that you can start a xterm from within
mythwelcome (Press F12).

If mythwelcome is actually running and has focus you close it by pressing 'End'

MythWelcome can use the --verbose parameter. Maybe starting it with '-v all' will give you
a clue as to what is going on?


Paul H.







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Re: Still no mythwelcome! [ In reply to ]
Hi Paul and the rest of the list,

This is getting stranger by the minute. The following things work:

* "/usr/bin/mythwelcome -v all" typed on an xterm in X
* "/usr/bin/mythwelcome -v database" typed on an xterm in X

probaby, other verouse levels work ok too, but I have not tried them all...

The following things do NOT work:

* "/usr/bin/mythwelcome" typed on an xterm in X
* "/usr/bin/mythwelcome -v none" typed on an xterm in X
* "/usr/bin/mythwelcome -v all &" included in my .xsessionrc
* "/usr/bin/xterm - e '/usr/bin/mythwelcome -v all ' &" included in my
.xsessionrc

These all freeses the screen and gives me no access to X what so ever,
except I may kill it with CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE.

The log file produced from the last command, captured using the 2>&1
facility of bash,
is included below. I think this is SO STRANGE!



Any ideas?

Having to manually type 'mythwelcome -v database' on every startup
does not render a very high WAF for the promising program
mythwelcome.....

/Fredrik

2006-02-21 22:12:46.859 Using runtime prefix = /usr
2006-02-21 22:12:46.884 New DB connection, total: 1
2006-02-21 22:12:46.886 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2006-02-21 22:12:46.888 Total desktop dim: 720x576, with 1 screen[s].
2006-02-21 22:12:46.892 Using screen 0, 720x576 at 0,0
2006-02-21 22:12:46.897 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'GuiVidModeResolution' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.898 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'GuiVidModeRefreshRate' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.899 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'GuiVidModeRefreshRate' AND hostname IS NULL;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.900 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'GuiVidModeForceAspect' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.900 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'GuiVidModeForceAspect' AND hostname IS NULL;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.902 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'DisplaySizeResolution' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.903 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'DisplaySizeResolution' AND hostname IS NULL;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.904 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'DisplaySizeWidth' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.904 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'DisplaySizeWidth' AND hostname IS NULL;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.905 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'DisplaySizeHeight' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.906 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'DisplaySizeHeight' AND hostname IS NULL;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.907 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'TVVidModeResolution' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.908 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'TVVidModeRefreshRate' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.909 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'TVVidModeForceAspect' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.910 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'VidModeResolution0' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.910 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'VidModeResolution0' AND hostname IS NULL;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.911 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'VidModeWidth0' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.912 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'VidModeHeight0' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.913 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'TVVidModeResolution0' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.914 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'TVVidModeRefreshRate0' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.915 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'TVVidModeForceAspect0' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.917 max_width: 720 max_height: 576
2006-02-21 22:12:46.918 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'UseVideoModes' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.918 Total desktop dim: 720x576, with 1 screen[s].
2006-02-21 22:12:46.920 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'RunFrontendInWindow' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.920 Using screen 0, 720x576 at 0,0
2006-02-21 22:12:46.921 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'Style' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.930 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'Theme' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.931 Switching to square mode (MythCenter)
2006-02-21 22:12:46.932 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'GuiOffsetX' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.933 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'GuiOffsetY' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.934 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'GuiResolution' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.934 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'GuiResolution' AND hostname IS NULL;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.935 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'GuiWidth' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.936 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'GuiHeight' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.938 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'MenuTheme' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.939 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'QtFontBig' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.940 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'QtFontMedium' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.941 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'QtFontSmall' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.942 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'Language' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:46.946 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'HideMouseCursor' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.208 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = 'UP' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.209 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = 'DOWN' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.210 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = 'LEFT' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.211 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = 'RIGHT' AND hostname = 'mythtv'
;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.212 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = 'SELECT' AND hostname = 'mythtv'
;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.213 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = 'ESCAPE' AND hostname = 'mythtv'
;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.214 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = 'MENU' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.215 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = 'INFO' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.216 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = 'PAGEUP' AND hostname = 'mythtv'
;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.217 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = 'PAGEDOWN' AND hostname =
'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.218 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = 'PREVVIEW' AND hostname =
'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.219 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = 'NEXTVIEW' AND hostname =
'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.220 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = 'HELP' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.221 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = '0' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.222 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = '1' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.223 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = '2' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.224 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = '3' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.225 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = '4' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.226 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = '5' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.227 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = '6' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.228 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = '7' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.229 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = '8' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.230 MSqlQuery: SELECT keylist FROM keybindings
WHERE context = 'Global' AND action = '9' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.235 MSqlQuery: SELECT data FROM settings WHERE
value = 'LircKeyPressedApp' AND hostname = 'mythtv' ;
2006-02-21 22:12:47.235 /home/mythtv/.mythtv/joystickmenurc not found.
2006-02-21 22:12:47.235 Joystick disabled





On 2/21/06, Paul Harrison <mythtv@dsl.pipex.com> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fredrik Karlsson" <dargosch@gmail.com>
> To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users@mythtv.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 1:27 PM
> Subject: [mythtv-users] Still no mythwelcome!
>
>
> >Hi,
>
> >Have I discovered a bug, or mearly a not noticed program?
> >Is this an issue with mythwelcome and Xv? Something is going very
> >wrong of the display of the program.
>
> >I am using the xv-enabled X driver for the PVR-350 card.
>
> >/Fredrik
>
> >On 2/20/06, Fredrik Karlsson <dargosch@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Am I the ony one having this problem, or perhaps one of the few people
> >> having discovered this excellent program ;-)
> >>
> >> I would appreciate any help I could get in this. I think this error is
> >> SO STRANGE!
> >>
> >> /Fredrik
> >>
>
> <snip>
>
> All I can say is it works for me :-) I use it all the time on my production box and
> I know of several other people who use it with no problems. Not sure if any of them
> use a PVR-350 for output though.
>
> Can you get mythfrontend to run using your PVR-350 as output. Mythwelcome
> uses a single MythThemedDialog that are also used in mythfrontend so there should
> be no difference in running mythwelcome or mythfrontend.
>
> Sorry I don't have a clue why it isn't working for you but here are a few random things
> that you may not know or you can try.
>
> One thing that may not be obvious is that by default when mythwelcome starts it
> checks to see whether it was started automatically (because a recording is about to start)
> or manually. If it thinks it was started manually it will then start the frontend. You can change
> this behavior on the settings page (press INFO). Maybe something is going wrong when
> trying to start the frontend?
>
> Your original message said something about not being able to start an xterm using Ctrl-Enter
> in your window manager. There's an hidden feature in that you can start a xterm from within
> mythwelcome (Press F12).
>
> If mythwelcome is actually running and has focus you close it by pressing 'End'
>
> MythWelcome can use the --verbose parameter. Maybe starting it with '-v all' will give you
> a clue as to what is going on?
>
>
> Paul H.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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