My MythTV frontend and backend setup displays messed up and displaying in stripey bands.
The result is a completely illegible and unusable front or back end and all I can do is exit (luckily I remember the escape, down, enter, sequence).
The problem occured in both Ubuntu (with MythTV packages installed) and in a Mythbuntu installation on the same machine.
The Xubuntu and Ubuntu desktops displayed normally using the ATI video card, although I'm having fun getting the right VGA or HDMI modes for my TV.
Here is a copy of mythfrontend.log but I can't see any obvious problem:
The screen resolution it's claiming to use is the same one that Gnome is claiming to use in the screen resolution widget: 1280x1024.
2009-01-11 17:43:18.193 New DB connection, total: 2
2009-01-11 17:43:18.193 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2009-01-11 17:43:18.195 mythfrontend version: 0.21.20080304-1 www.mythtv.org
2009-01-11 17:43:18.195 Enabled verbose msgs: important general
2009-01-11 17:43:18.210 Starting mythlcdserver
2009-01-11 17:43:18.712 Connecting to lcd server: localhost:6545 (try 1 of 10)
2009-01-11 17:43:20.146 No theme dir: /home/yonah/.mythtv/themes/G.A.N.T
2009-01-11 17:43:20.147 Primary screen 0.
2009-01-11 17:43:20.147 Using screen 0, 1280x1024 at 0,0
2009-01-11 17:43:20.147 No theme dir: /home/yonah/.mythtv/themes/G.A.N.T
2009-01-11 17:43:20.148 Switching to square mode (G.A.N.T)
2009-01-11 17:43:20.312 Using the Qt painter
2009-01-11 17:43:20.314 lirc init success using configuration file: /home/yonah/.mythtv/lircrc
2009-01-11 17:43:20.314 JoystickMenuClient Error: Joystick disabled - Failed to read /home/yonah/.mythtv/joystickmenurc
2009-01-11 17:43:21.312 Loading from: /usr/share/mythtv/themes/G.A.N.T/base.xml
2009-01-11 17:43:21.409 Loading from: /usr/share/mythtv/themes/default/base.xml
2009-01-11 17:43:21.473 Registering Internal as a media playback plugin.
2009-01-11 17:43:21.527 No theme dir: /home/yonah/.mythtv/themes/G.A.N.T
2009-01-11 17:43:24.131 Connecting to backend server: 127.0.0.1:6543 (try 1 of 5)
2009-01-11 17:43:24.132 Using protocol version 40
2009-01-11 17:43:28.663 Deleting UPnP client...
Has anyone else encountered this and have any suggested solutions?
Isn't it a potential weakness in MythTV if it can't be set up using a standard Ubuntu (or Xubuntu or whatever) dialogs without using the MythTV gui? Especially settings relating to display or appearance. My two cents worth...