Bug #520

omxplayer doesn't seem to be accepting keyboard commands

Added by Hammel about 5 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:10 Apr 2016
Priority:ImmediateDue date:
Assignee:Hammel% Done:


Target version:PiBox - 0.11.0
Severity:03 - Medium


After starting a video the ESC key no longer stops omxplayer and returns to videofe. Also the fast forward/reverse don't work.

I suspect this is due to the changes in the config file and that the new command in the config filebeing used don't properly forward commands to omxplayer from the xterm. In other words, the config file command is not the same as the old command hard coded in videofe, or something like that.

Related issues

Related to VideoFE - Bug #519: videofe stopped showing videos Closed 10 Apr 2016

Associated revisions

Revision 455ab12e
Added by Hammel about 5 years ago

RM #519, RM #520: Added PiBox specific configuration to opkg. Migrated to libpibox for utils functions. Added some test files.

Revision 498e4237
Added by Hammel about 5 years ago

RM #520: Fixed reversed processing of global home key configuration so ESC exits the program.


#1 Updated by Hammel about 5 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 50

Duh. That's exactly the problem. The command should be:

xterm -display :0.0 -fullscreen -fg black -bg black -e omxplayer -o hdmi -r %s

That fixed the problem. I just need to make sure that is set as the default in the default config file.

#2 Updated by Hammel about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress

#3 Updated by Hammel about 5 years ago

Not sure about this but on the PiBox server, VideoFE does not accept ESC to exit the app. The video does (via xterm) but not the app itself. This is the same SD card I ran on my test system so I need to take it back there and test it there.

I also need to see if this is the case on the Player.

The PiBox Player box has a 0.11 build on it but it needs to have the opkgs installed and then tested.

#4 Updated by Hammel about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed
  • % Done changed from 50 to 100

VideoFE was improperly mapping the system wide configuration for the HOME key. The config file has a keysym and action and videofe swapped those around so wasn't honoring the configuration.

I've fixed that. Code is checked in and pushed.

Updated the videofe.cfg file to get installed with a proper default for PiBox and pushed that too.

Closing issue.

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