Opened 3 years ago

Closed 4 months ago

#13221 closed Bug Report - General (Invalid)

the default autostart mythtvfrontend.desktop file uses invalid option

Reported by: mark@… Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 29.2
Component: Packaging Version: v29-fixes
Severity: low Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no


default mythfrontend.desktop file used when setting up frontend to run during login/bootup uses the --service option...

Ver0.29 of the mythfrontend does not recognise the '--service' option.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Peter Bennett

Component: MythTV - GeneralPackaging

What operating system and version are you using? What package are you installing?

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by mark@…

using ubuntu 16.04 and MCC,.. although I have found the MCC to be unreliable,.. so this maybe a MCC issue. Question:- is there a default mythfrontend.Desktop file created that may be used with default icon etc already pre-defined. Tx

comment:3 Changed 4 months ago by rcrdnalor

Milestone: needs_triage29.2
Resolution: Invalid
Status: newclosed

Ubuntu installs the mythtv-frontend as /usr/bin/mythfrontend.real, creates a symlink for /usr/bin/mythfrontend to a script /usr/share/mythtv/ This script accepts the command line parameter '--service'.

I you want to change the command line parameters for the mythtv-frontend, you can edit the file /etc/mythtv/session-settings and enable 'MYTHFRONTEND_OPTS'.

Please read details of the package installation at or

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