[mythtv-users] Simple power down/power up solution

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Wed May 11 13:42:41 UTC 2005

How do you tell the backend that you want to start the frontend?

I presume you're using a remote control (because any other method
would be more trouble than turning on the front end manually)?

On 11/05/05, Barry Jett <bjett80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I thought I would share this simple solution for remotely powering up
> my Myth frontend box.
> My Myth hi-def system has a Epia 10k backend collecting firewire
> goodness from a Motorola 6200. My frontend is a 2.8G on an Asus
> P4R800-VM. During winter my frontend doubles as a space heater,
> but with summer on the way I needed a solution to remotely power
> up/down this box.
> This motherboard WILL NOT restart from wake-on-lan ( and I hope
> someone can disprove me on this). I've tried everything, but when
> you power down the system the ethernet will power down as well. I
> suspect the problem is due to the driver for the ATI 9100 on-board
> lan. I also tried bios tricks for setting the wake on a schedule time
> with no avail.
> My solution was a quick trip to Radio Shack and the purchase of an
> XT10 interface module and an AC power module. I set my target box
> bios for "wake up after a power off" and used some software called
> "Heyu" on my little backend. If I've done a shutdown on the frontend
> and need to remote start it, I have the backend "Heyu" software issue
> a power down via rs-232 to the X10 module followed by a power up. So
> far it's worked like a champ.
> I know....not very elegant, but sometimes you have to pull out the old
> "computer hammer" to get a job done.
> Barry
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