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penguinjeff
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Mythtv on Wayland

Post by penguinjeff » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:17 pm

I am looking through ~/.mythtv but can't find where the setup=>appearance=>paint engine==OpenGl is stored?
Is that in the database somewhere?
I'm not too worried about it but I would like to be able to set this without X as I am moving to Wayland.
For Now I can logout of Gnome on Wayland, login to Gnome on X and configure mythtv from there. However I would like to know where that particular attribute is stored?
Can I set mythbackend to use OpenGL as well?
Or better yet I saw something about setting up the backend using a web interface?
I think the backend could be completely void of any gui.
I could use lynx to setup mythbackend if there was a web interface.
I could copy the database for mythtv I should never have to setup mythbackend again correct?

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Re: Mythtv on Wayland

Post by bill6502 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:03 am

Hi,
You'll not find that info in .mythtv. It's stored in the DB. If you'd like to
test from the command line, try: mythfrontend --override-setting ThemePainter=yourChoiceHere
Also: mythfrontend --help override-setting will explain the option more (and
that works for all options.)

You didn't mention what version of MythTV you're running (mythbackend --version would answer that.)
But from your favorite browser try: http://yourBackend:6544 for your web interface question. As of
0.28-pre, complete setup of a backend isn't possible (today.)

There is a utility to dump the database using the proper options. Look for: mythconverg_backup.pl
and it's friend: mythconverg_restore.pl. See the Wiki for details.

As to copying the DB so that you "never have to setup mythbackend again",
it's not clear what you're trying to accomplish. Know that internally, the the DB uses
a machine's hostname as a MythTV profile name. If you're just considering a
backup plan, then the scripts above are a good choice. Some run mythconverg_backup.pl
out of cron daily. I choose to do it weekly.

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Re: Mythtv on Wayland

Post by stuartm » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:26 pm

bill6502 wrote:You'll not find that info in .mythtv. It's stored in the DB. If you'd like to
test from the command line, try: mythfrontend --override-setting ThemePainter=yourChoiceHere
In more recent versions replace 'ThemePainter' with 'UIPainter'

Valid options are opengl, opengl2, qt

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Re: Mythtv on Wayland

Post by penguinjeff » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:57 pm

Thank you so much bill6502 and stuartm I'll give this a try when I get home :-)
I should be set when ever Wayland doesn't suck(LOL).

I mean OMG
no RDP or any other remote display server at this time without compiling it yourself
no equivalent of xdotool

That's about it, but I use those tools to automate and to remote access my system.
I hope they fix the lack of tools soon. I want Wayland to succeed and be an environment people are happy with.

By the time they fix it I'll probably not even need to change a thing.

It does draw a lot better than X but I'll stick with function over eye candy.

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