Master from source on Raspberry 4 4GB

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jfabernathy
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Re: Master from source on Raspberry 4 4GB

Post by jfabernathy » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:09 pm

MikeB2013 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:50 pm
jfabernathy wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:58 pm
After I run from the console "pi-utils/run_mythfrontend.sh" and exit I don't have a blinking underline cursor anymore.

Is there a way to restore that?
One way is to run

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setterm --reset
The entire screen is cleared and the cursor is set to the home position, so any previous information on the screen is lost

Mike
That works great. I do a lot of up-arrows to get to a previous command and then editing it to change a few characters. Not easy when the cursor is gone.
Thanks,
Jim A

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Re: Master from source on Raspberry 4 4GB

Post by MikeB2013 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:58 am

jfabernathy wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:09 pm
MikeB2013 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:50 pm
jfabernathy wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:58 pm
After I run from the console "pi-utils/run_mythfrontend.sh" and exit I don't have a blinking underline cursor anymore.

Is there a way to restore that?
One way is to run

Code: Select all

setterm --reset
The entire screen is cleared and the cursor is set to the home position, so any previous information on the screen is lost

Mike
That works great. I do a lot of up-arrows to get to a previous command and then editing it to change a few characters. Not easy when the cursor is gone.
Thanks,
Jim A
After some more investigation, I think a better solution is to use

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setterm  --cursor on
This is less drastic and preserves previous screen information (sometimes useful for debug).
I have updated the scripts (run_mythfrontend.sh, run_mythsetup.sh) in my repository https://github.com/MikeB2013/pi-utils

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