[mythtv-users] Can you use shutdown/wakeup with *slave* backends in MythTV?

Robert Johnston anaerin at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 23:10:44 EST 2005

On 12/20/05, Nick <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd had this working on my master backend for some time but was
> wondering whether MythTV supports using this for any slave machines
> that are needed for scheduled recordings? At the moment I make sure
> they are turned on as and when needed (or left on if being used to
> watch media).
> Is it therefore possible to control the slave machines from within
> MythTV to allow them to shutdown/wakeup automatically, assuming
> scheduled recordings are schedulable (via card input priority) on the
> slave? For example, I would much prefer that recordings that could be
> made on the DVB cards in a slave machine were scheduled and recorded,
> rather than defaulting to the composite feed from a cable box in the
> master backend machine.
> Any input, or even a simple no, would be appreciated.

Yes. From what I recall, the Master Backend can send "Magic Packets"
to a slave backend, to trigger it's "Wake On Lan" system. This should
then bring up the slave backend to start it's recording.

This is all IIRC, however.
Robert "Anaerin" Johnston

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