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MythFrontend is the Gui part of the Mythtv suite.

MythFrontend Command Line Examples

  • To log all MythFrontend's output messages run:
mythfrontend -v all -l /var/log/mythtv/mythfrontend.log
  • To Start MythFrontend with the QT window painter run:
mythfrontend -O ThemePainter=qt
  • To Start MythFrontned with the OpenGL window painter run:
mythfrontend -O ThemePainter=gl

All MythFrontend's Valid Command Line Options

Valid options are:
-display X-server              Create GUI on X-server, not localhost
-geometry or --geometry WxH    Override window size settings
-geometry WxH+X+Y              Override window size and position
-l or --logfile filename       Writes STDERR and STDOUT messages to filename
-r or --reset                  Resets frontend appearance settings and language
-w or --windowed               Run in windowed mode
-nw or --no-windowed           Run in non-windowed mode
-O or
  --override-setting KEY=VALUE Force the setting named 'KEY' to value 'VALUE'
                              This option may be repeated multiple times
-G or
  --get-setting KEY[,KEY2,etc] Returns the current database setting for 'KEY'
                              Use a comma seperated list to return multiple values
-v or --verbose debug-level    Use '-v help' for level info
--version                      Version information
<plugin>                       Initialize and run this plugin

Environment Variables:
$MYTHTVDIR                     Set the installation prefix
$MYTHCONFDIR                   Set the config dir (instead of ~/.mythtv)