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4dognight
December 18th, 2008, 03:44 AM
I have both my monitor and the TVout configured. When mythtv starts it starts up on my monitor. I want it to start on my TVout. It is configured as, 'to the right of'. What do I need to change in the autostart script?

4dognight
December 19th, 2008, 01:34 AM
There is an option on mythfrontend
-display :0.1

This worked when I tried to start it manually, but would not work when I restarted X. I put the option in /etc/mythtv/session-settings, which gets sourced when mythtv starts with the --service option, as it does in the autostart file.

I got it to work by simply setting the DISPLAY variable in the start script for myth, /usr/bin/mythfrontend.

if [ "$1" = "--service" ]; then
DISPLAY=:0.1
#source frontend session settings
if [ -f /etc/mythtv/session-settings ]; then
. /etc/mythtv/session-settings
fi

I decided to offer $20 paypal for a fix. Oh, I just earned $20! ;-)