Debian on FR: freevo, mythtv, elisa

David Samblas dsamblasomcommunity at
Fri Aug 22 02:18:14 CEST 2008

Good testing ;) I will give a try at mythtv and transform the neo a
mythtvfrontend only station or as remote control of a "mythtvzed"
El vie, 22-08-2008 a las 01:33 +0200, Nik Lutz escribió:
> Recently I came up with the idea of installing a "Media Center" on my FR:
> Why? Applications like mythtv, freevoo, lunuxmce are optimized for
> multimedia and low resolution displays (therefore rather big
> control-elements that could be used without a stylus). Some of these
> applications also offer plugins for: webbrowsing, e-mail,
> weather-report, news ...   Everything I'd like to see on my phone!!!
> I added to my sources.list and found packages
> for elisa, freevo and mythv.
> freevo:
> =====
> Installs and starts without a problem. I can even listen to mp3-files.
> The UI must be controlled with the keyboard because the mouse is not
> working. Additional input-devices can be configured, but I found no
> good documentation and gave up.
> mythtv:
> =====
> It installs a mysql-server! After that I didn't expect it to run. But
> I was wrong. mythfrontend is quite responsive but I couldn't figure
> out how to import songs or videos. So I stopped...
> elisa:
> ====
> Would be great but terribly slow ( ~30 seconds per action). I'am quite
> sure that's because elisa uses opengl (with xglamo elisa crashes on
> startup). The UI is fully controlable with the mouse and looks
> fantastic..... With a better display driver Elisa would be the UI for
> my FR!!
> elisa/python related question:
> Actually the mouse does not work out of the box. I got stack-traces
> saying that a function was called with to many arguments. I figured
> out that all these function where receivers of "clicked"-events.
> So I searched the elisa code for statements like
> self.play_button.connect("clicked", self.play_button_clicked)
> and added a dummy argument to every callback-function
> e.g.
> play_button_clicked(self, drawable, x, y, z, button, time):
> play_button_clicked(self, drawable, x, y, z, button, time, dummy):
> After that the mouse worked. Why is the number of arguments on my FR
> different? Should I file a bug?
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