[mythtv-users] Stop showing TV when idle?

Brian May bam at snoopy.apana.org.au
Tue Mar 30 01:26:54 EST 2004

>>>>> "Owen" == Owen B Mehegan <owen at nerdnetworks.org> writes:

    Owen> My roommates have yet to grasp the concept of MythTV; they
    Owen> have a tendency to start watching a show, and then just turn
    Owen> off the TV when they're done, leaving MythTV cranking away
    Owen> at whatever channel is on, with no one watching. Tonight I
    Owen> came home and mythfrontend was hung, apparently because it
    Owen> had been left playing for 24 hours. It was easy enough to
    Owen> killall mythfrontend and then start it up again, but I'm
    Owen> trying to make those types of interventions as infrequent as
    Owen> possible.

    Owen> Is there some way to get Myth to prompt you after a certain
    Owen> amount of idle activity (maybe no channel surfing or
    Owen> something) to keep watching or stop? Then maybe there would
    Owen> be a 15 second timer, and when it expires, Myth kills the TV
    Owen> and flips back to the menu? Or should I not care about this?

It would be better if you could work out the source of the problem...

There should be no good reason for mythfrontend to crash just because
it has been left on live mode for 24 hours. It would seem to indicate
a bug somewhere.
Brian May <bam at snoopy.apana.org.au>

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