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brfransen, 05/16/2016 12:37 pm


Many settings for your LinHES system can be accessed and changed in the Service Menu --> LinHES Configuration.
Settings for MythTV can be accessed and changed in the Service Menu --> MythTV Configuration.

Other Settings

Install Boot Settings

There are various Boot Settings available from the LinHES install image.


MythVantage provides the settings in Service Menu --> LinHES Configuration.
To prevent MythVantage from erasing your custom settings, each module can be turned off.

Change which settings are applied in Service Menu --> LinHES Configuration:
  • Edit /etc/mythvantage.cfg
    • True will allow the module to apply the settings
    • False will prevent the module from applying the settings
      NOTE: The UI will still run and the settings can be changed but will not be applied to your system.
      To prevent the settings from being changed use Service Menu --> LinHES Configuration --> Access Control
    • Modules:
      • misc = True
      • sleep = True
      • hostype = True
      • advanced = True
      • audio = True
      • network = True
      • xorg = True
      • webuser = True
      • restartfe = True
      • reloadfe = True
      • ddns = True
      • screensaver = True
      • ir = True
      • user = True
      • software = True
      • smolt = True


LinHES uses osd_cat to display various system messages (shortcut keys, updates, backup, restore, screenshooter, etc) on the screen.

To change the default appearance settings of osd_cat:
  • Edit /etc/osd_cat.cfg to make osd_cat use a different color, outline, shadow or font


LinHES uses unclutter to hide the pointer to make the system more like an appliance. Unclutter can be toggled on and off by pressing ctrl+alt u.

To change the default settings of unclutter:
  • Edit /etc/unclutter.cfg to make unclutter either more or less aggressive in hiding the pointer
    • idle is the number of seconds between polls for idleness
    • jitter is the amount of movement of the pointer that is to be ignored and considered as random noise