Comment 105 for bug 341898

I've got a "VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 [Radeon X1200 Series]" according to lspci, and I have just encountered this problem with a recent upgrade from mythbuntu 8.10 to 9.04. My versions of the mesa packages already match Mario's versions, but the `XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS="1" mythfrontend` workaround seems to fix the problem for now.

What is the best way to apply this workaround so that I don't have to start `mythfrontend` manually until a proper fix is released? I was thinking of moving `/usr/bin/mythfrontend` to `/usr/bin/mythfrontend.old` and making a new `/usr/bin/mythfrontend` be something like:

     #!/usr/bin/bash -u
     XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS="1" mythfrontend.old

Would that be a suitable approach while I await a proper fix in updated packages?