[vdr] VDR 1.7.28, xineliboutput 1.0.7: Using local frontend gives `No protocol specified`

Petri Hintukainen phintuka at users.sourceforge.net
Fri Jun 15 11:47:16 CEST 2012

On ti, 2012-06-12 at 11:31 +0200, Paul Menzel wrote:
> Dear VDR folks,
> somehow I am not able to get the local frontend to work.
> Debian Sid/unstable is installed with
>         $ dpkg -l vdr vdr-plugin-xineliboutput libxineliboutput-sxfe
>         […]
>         ii  libxineliboutput-sxfe         1.0.7+cvs20120609.1902-1      Local X-Server frontend for the xineliboutput plugin
>         ii  vdr                           1.7.28-1                      Video Disk Recorder for DVB cards
>         ii  vdr-plugin-xineliboutput      1.0.7+cvs20120609.1902-1      VDR plugin for Xine based sofdevice frontends
> and I try to get the local frontend working but it fails.
>         $ sudo -u vdr vdr -P"xineliboutput --local=sxfe --video=auto --audio=alsa --remote=none"
>         No protocol specified
>         No protocol specified
>         No protocol specified

Maybe it has no rights to open X window. Do you see any errors in log ?

Do you start it from X terminal ?

Some things to try:
- run "xhost +si:localuser:vdr" or "xhost +" before starting vdr
  (note that this opens a security hole)
- try starting without su
  (as current user, or with vdr option --user=vdr)

> Unfortunately I do not know what the problem is as this is the command
> mentioned in `README` of `xineliboutput`.
>         Usage examples (VDR plugin)
>           If no arguments are given, both X11 and framebuffer frontends are tried.
>           First working frontend is used with best available video driver.
>           Complete list of available command-line arguments can be obtained
>           with "vdr --help".
>           Only local frontend, X11/Xv video, alsa audio:
>             vdr -P"xineliboutput --local=sxfe --video=xv --audio=alsa --remote=none"
> Thanks,
> Paul
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